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Petechiae on my arm? Very worried

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followthefairytalexx Thu 31-Oct-19 17:44:57

I've noticed this on the inside of my arm today. Its only here I have it nowhere else. I am quite freaked out. Should I be worried?

I am no medication and have no health conditions.

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Candle1000 Thu 31-Oct-19 17:46:56

Have you pinched your skin at all ? I’ve had similar when carrying a heavy bag in the crook of my arm .

followthefairytalexx Thu 31-Oct-19 17:48:05

@candle1000 I don't think I have but I can't be sure

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Tiredemma Thu 31-Oct-19 17:48:52

What does it mean? I have similar spots under my breast. Should I be worried?

TheoriginalLEM Thu 31-Oct-19 17:49:39

That looks like a pinch if there were lots I'd be more concerned, i suffer from health anxiety and that would rate zero on my worrymeter

RummidgeGeneral Thu 31-Oct-19 18:15:58

I have at least 20 of those on my body. I think they are related to oestrogen. A female thing! that don't cause me any problems.

itsbetterthanabox Thu 31-Oct-19 19:43:00

I get those on my chest of a lot, spattering of them. Worried now.
I did mention it to my doc who didn't seem worried but I didn't have any at the time to show him.
I use steroid inhalers for asthma and I know that makes skin more delicate could that be it?

jalopy Fri 01-Nov-19 06:25:58

I get those if I've carried heavy bags in crook of arm.

Candle1000 Fri 01-Nov-19 06:54:45

My mums gp calls them ‘age spots’

tmh88 Fri 01-Nov-19 07:02:24

I’m covered op. They came on really suddenly on my arms, legs and chest and it was just a hormonal change.

MiaFarrowsWheelbarrow Fri 01-Nov-19 07:05:34

Be careful not to scratch one as they bleed like mad!

SataySkewer Fri 01-Nov-19 18:50:36

I’ve had one random one in the crook of my arm like that before @followthefairytalexx
It’s when you have lots of them like a rash that it is more worrying

PandaandCat Sat 02-Nov-19 01:08:40

I've got quite a few of these, at least 10 - they are harmless as far as I know.

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