Re: Petechiae? please help
Petechiae is just a condition of small blood capillaries that are leaking into the skin. This condition can occur when you have chapped skin, have been wearing tight jeans that scrub your skin, or of course have certain blood disorders. However, it is usually not the only symptom of blood cancer. If you have been tired for a long time, you might have a viral infection. Anemia will cause Petechiae as well.
Leukemia in young people usually has symptoms such as swollen lymph nodes, bloody noses, and of course fatigue. Unfortunately, a CBC does not usually reflect the condition of Leukemia unless the white blood cell count is out of sight which is values above 25, 000. Normal is some where between 4-10. High white cell counts clues the doctor to look for blood cancers. If you continue to feel tired, see your doctor.
Last edited by Marimac; 01-15-2005 at 07:57 PM.