Re: itty bitty red spots
I felt the need to reply because of RA girl's post (and anyone that might be experiencing what she is). I'm not a doctor, but like the others in this thread, I don't experience any pain or discomfort from these...heck, I don't even worry about them. I also think that BDC570 has explained them well, small, flat and no pain associated. I'd also like to add, from the distance of my eyes to my outstretched forearm, they look like nothing more than a tiny mole. It's when you get closer that you see a more blood-red color.
I've been seeing them for several years now (5 or 6?) and I'm not sure I believe Lil'Pea when she says that "they don't go away". I've never plotted them out on a chart, but I'm fairly confident that some go away and others appear. I'd guess I have about 30 on my whole body, mainly on my arms, chest, and belly (aka, middle-aged developing beer gut). Like RA girl, I too have some that are as big as the round part of a straight pin (2 to be exact). However, I've never seen one bleed...thus the reason I'm posting. I even tried to scratch one of these open and can't succeed at that. If you're experiencing symptoms like RA girl, it might be a little worse than the average and you might want to consider a visit to the doctor.