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Old 02-14-2012, 01:27 PM   #1
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Pin Sized Red Dots

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I've had a pin sized red dot that slightly bumps out on my the outside of my left pinky since I can remember. For the last 8 years or so I've had another one above my right eye, a little lower than my eyebrow; this one doesn't bump out but the skin around it is a little bit saggy and the vein that's connected to it has started to become visable in the last 4-5 months. I have a third one starting to appear in the same spot but above my left eye; this one is the smallest out of all of them but it looks just how the others started. I heard that they can be a sign of immune disorders, ms, and/or lupus. I'm scared. I do take a lot of different medicines which I heard could cause it but if anyone has suggestions, I would greatly appreciate them!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks

 
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Re: Pin Sized Red Dots

do you mean Telangiectasias, or "spider veins"? or petechia? If you mean Telangiectasias, they are very common and can be caused by sun damage, among other things. Most of them are benign and mean nothing. They can be associated with autoimmune diseases, but those are very rare, and you would most likely have other symptoms. I have lots of them, so much so that it looks like I have a permanent rash on my neck and chest. I have them on my lips and well, everywhere. But I DO have an autoimmune disease and have lots of other symptoms of it as well. You can always check with your Primary Care Physician or a dermatologist. I know that some people consider them conspicuous, and if you are self-conscious about them, there are plenty of makeup products that specifically cover red marks such as these. Of course I am just a patient and your Dr is the place to go for diagnoses and information.

 
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