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Pin ***** red spots- wont go away

In the past month or 2 ive noticed small pinprick red spots on my arms (about 4 on 1, 2 on another) and 1 on my knee. 2 are about 1mm and the rest are half that size but they do not fade or seem to be going away. Had a random nosebleed 2 weeks ago and got prescribed nasal spray and havent had one since but I know these are linked to luikemia. Had a blood profile and iron count done in blood tests and everything came back in normal counts. Still worried sick about cancer to the point were i have to take xanax for anxiety and cipralex for depression. Does anyone know why i have these dots and why they wont go away?
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These can be small petechiael rashes or cherry angiomas. Cherry angiomas are made up of clusters of tiny capillaries at the surface of the skin, forming a small round dome or a small red spot.
Petchiae are caused by superficial bleed from capillaries in the skin(petechiae) and they are common after infections. Did you get a platelet count done in your blood count? Please relax as petchiae are found in other disorders also and leukemia is thought of as last possibility.
You need to consult a dermatologist for confirming the diagnosis.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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I haven't been able to see a dermatologist, but I've shown multiple doctors the spots and they weren't concerned as I only have about 15 and there not in a rash but rather widely spread. I had CBC test done around the 19th of May (4 weeks ago) and it showed WBC, RBC, and platelets in the normal range. Haven't had a nosebleed since the first one 5 weeks Also noticed blood in some stool this week, a few red spots on the outside. Showed this and a swollen lymph in the back of my neck to 2 GP's and both said neither the node or the blood in stool seemed concerning due to the fact the node is slowly shrinking (although its been swelling and shrinking for the past year) and also since there was much blood in the stool.
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**wasn't much blood in the stool
563773 tn?1374250139
It is good that the platelet counts are normal. However petechiae can occur in response to viral infections and if you are having a swollen lymph node also, then possibility of a viral infection causing both these symptoms cannot be ruled out. The lymph node since is regressing in size, the pin points dots if due to petechiae should go away.

If they persist then I suggest you to get an examination and a biopsy skin from a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis.
I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and regards.

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