Re: tiny red dots on skin?
look up info on nevis or angiomas.these are just very tiny breaks in the cappilaries.there are the learger forms but that is not what you have.i do however have vascular malformations which is the lerger form of the cavernous angioma,but along with that,i too have the tiny little "dots" all over my abdominal area too.i don't know whay these form,but they just do.the only time i would really have any concern is if this were to show up on the face.my son had a very large one that was surrounded by very very tiny cappilaries or spider vein looking things that were reddish in colr?this was on his upper cheek and was a sign of portal hypertension within his liver.but this is not the same thing as you are speaking of.try looking up what i mentioned.this may help to explain what it is you are seeing.like i said,in most cases,when these are located somewhere else other than the face,they are just little rd dots that really pose no major health threat to you.but if you happen to be having other symptoms along with the appearance of these,it wouldn't hurt to just see your doc for some routind bloodwork just to be sure.but the majority of these are just something that people will get from time to time.i have two on my ankle along with like four along various spots on the thorasic area and abdominal.
marilyn,the "dots" that you saw on your mother when she was dying are probably a different type of dots.its called skin "mottling" my father inlaw showed these as well when he was dying.this is caused as the periphery starts to shut down leaving those very noticable and expected little dots behind.it is kind of part of the dying process.while i cannot say with 100 percent certainty only because i have not seen them,i am willing to bet that this is actually what you were seeing on your mothers skin.so sorry for your loss.just look up skin mottling.this can happen in people as well who have a reduced bloodflow to the extremities.**
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