These blood blisters may be cherry angiomas or an underlying bleeding disorder. Firstly, the cause of this blood blister has to be ascertained. Cherry angiomas may be expected in the elderly and they do not need further intervention. As for possible bleeding disorders, these may be assessed through evaluation of platelet count, PT and aPTT. If aspirin is being used then these parameters have to be assessed.
When I bump my arm or rub it against something, even scratch through my clothing I get these blood stained looking blood blisters on my arms, not anywhere else though just my arms. They don't hurt or anything but I am only 54 yrs old and I've seen these marks on elderly womens arms as well. Is this a vitamin deficency?
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.