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1225045 tn?1282233869
RED SPOTS ON SKIN
When I got pregnant with our daughter, I started to notice these small red dots appear randomly on my skin.  They are almost like broken blood vessels.  There is no discomfort or itching, they are just unsightly.  I am now pregnant with our second child and they seem to be getting worse.  They are on my hands, arms and back mostly.  Of course, I am tired and sick to my stomach alot, but I am preggo.  I didn't know if this was something to be concerned about.  I hate the way they look.  What can i do?  Is it serious?   And I am sorry if this is not the correct place to post this question, however I do not have the option to post to the dermatology forum.
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603463 tn?1220630455
Hi!
Congratulations!  Those spots are normal, and form in response to the increased hormones associated with pregnancy. They are very similar to "spider veins" and can be treated the same way---with laser.  They aren't usually anything serious, but it never hurts to let someone take a look.  If your OB doctor doesn't know what they are, he/she can refer you to a dermatologist.  Usually the dermatologist won't treat during pregnancy, but you can get the laser therapy after the delivery.
Good luck!
Dr B
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