Heart Disease Community
Petachiae... Endocarditis?
About This Community:

Join others with Heart Disease and get guidance and support. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Petachiae... Endocarditis?

I have been suffering from an array of symptoms lately, the most recent being petachiae. My symptoms started about 3-4 weeks ago. I have been more tired than usually and Ive had a few
dizzy spells lasting on a few seconds though. I have had a couple of raised, red and tender areas on my toes that have now gone away for the most part. I have also developed little red pindot areas on my arms and hands. Theres not alot on my arms and i have noticed them in the past before. Two wks ago i noticed a red dot on my right palm, the next day it was smaller and faded to a brown color.. It is now barely visible. On sunday, I noticed a red dot on my left pain. It did the same thing and turned a brown color, it to is barely visible now. I have also been having hot flashes and a flushed face. My face feels very hot/burning, almost like it is wind burnt but it is not. Alot of these symptoms correlate with endocarditis and this has me very scared. I have checked my temperature quite a bit and it has been elevated at all and I havent had anything done recently that would put me at risk. I do have frequent heart palpitations but doctors have done test and told me my heart is fine.

Does anyone know what this sounds like? Do you think I should be worried about endocarditis? My main concern is the petachiae, if not endo then what could cause these tiny red dots??
6 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar f tn
ttt
Blank
Avatar dr f tn
Hello and hope you are doing well.

The petechiae may indicate a bleeding disorder. The causes for bleeding disorders are hemophilia, von willebrand's disease, immune disorders, leukemia, aplastic anemia and scurvy. It can also be due to liver disorders, certain medications like blood thinners and non steroidal anti inflammatory agents. I suggest you consult your doctor, who may do blood counts, bleeding and clotting time and a prothrombin time, to identify the cause for the petechia.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Blank
Avatar f tn
Unless you have risk factors for endocarditis, it's unlikely that you have that condition.  There are blood tests for bacterial endocarditis, however, that allow it to be ruled out.  
Blank
Avatar f tn
Thanks for the response!

It has now been over a month since I first started noticing these spots on my hands/feet. The 2 areas on my hand are gone and the places on my toe are barely visible. I have developed no other symptoms. Im guessing by now I would have developed some kind of other symptom? Atleast fever, right!?

I have a dentist appt. this week for a teeth cleaning and I am now extremely nervous about it, especially after this scare.
Blank
Avatar f tn
Also, could the petachiae be from gripping something tightly?? Both of the areas on my hand developed right after or a day after gripping something tightly.
Blank
Avatar f tn
If you're that worried, you should see a doctor.  Period.  That's the only way those fears can be put to rest.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619 tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
11548417 tn?1440481484
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands
Avatar f tn
Blank
achillea
CA
Avatar m tn
Blank
tacolino
Ireland
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
caregiver222
Avatar m tn
Blank
Occupant
IL
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
1236893 tn?1408490528
Blank
Contamination Of Oat-Based Cereals...
42 mins ago by gymdandee
1236893 tn?1408490528
Blank
gymdandee commented on  Foods That Help Burn...
10 hrs ago
Avatar m tn
Blank
Paxiled commented on  Foods That Help Burn...
13 hrs ago
Heart Disease Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619 tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
11548417 tn?1440481484
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands
Avatar f tn
Blank
achillea
CA
Avatar m tn
Blank
tacolino
Ireland
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
caregiver222
Avatar m tn
Blank
Occupant
IL