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Red blotches on arms and legs

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Out of nowhere I got these warm red blotches all over my arms,and legs They dont itch and I dont see any sign of bites anywhere. Any idea what this could be?
1st i broke out on my face with red dots everywhere. then i got this pain in my left leg. i stopped my birth control pills and then broke out with blotches. it hurts if i press them but dont itch. had it for a week and a half now. what is it????


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replied May 31st, 2010
Skin Answer A12690
Hi,
Welcome to the ehealthforum. I am really glad to help you out.

The blotches which you have described can be due to purpura. This occurs when the platelet count is low. Platelets are the blood cells which are responsible for preventing bleeding.

When their count decreases, such bleeding spots appear on the skin. Similar problem can occur due to deficiency of clotting factors like in liver disease, kidney disease.

I’ll suggest consulting a physician and seeking diagnosis & treatment as it is not possible to diagnose online. I sincerely hope this helps. Take care.



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