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Old 05-06-2009, 09:19 AM   #1
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Old 05-15-2009, 12:33 AM   #2
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Re: Pin Size Red Dots on Skin

They are most likely tiny cherry angiomas. Some take forever to grow while others can grow and look like a mole, but red in colour instead of brown/black.

There are differing theories for this but i can't seem to find too much information. They say it's common to get them on the 'trunk' of the body. I've got tiny, minute ones on my arms and chest too. They are only visible if you look extremely closely.

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Re: Pin Size Red Dots on Skin

I always thought "cherry angiomas" were genetic, but I've started looking closely at people's arms,face, etc. and a lot of people have them. I think they are caused by sun exposure, even though I read somewhere they weren't, but I'm pretty sure they are. It has something to do with capillaries getting closer to the skin surface, no?

The other thing tiny red dots could be are "petechiae," and if you think this is what you have, you should check with a doctor just to get it checked out.

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