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(Explainable) petechiae - but concerned!

Hello, I am a 21 year old female, no history of chronic illness or allergy.
Over the past week I have had 2 separate incidents of petechiae on my skin. First was on my shoulder after carrying a very heavy bag: has cleared up within 4 days. Second has just developed today, on the insides of my elbows (have been wearing very tight jacket which has been straining my skin).
I know that both incidents are explainable and the first one cleared up on its own, what I am concerned about is the fact that this has happened twice in a week when I am sure I have carried heavy things before and have never had this. Is it of concern when you suddenly seem to be getting petechiae easily? I have no other symptoms. Thank you.
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replied January 6th, 2019
Hello and welcome to ehealth forum I have read and understood your question.

Petechiae are caused by bleeding in the skin.
Minor trauma like yours us very common cause of petechiae is of no concern.
But massive and unexplainable ones should be investigated.

I hope it helps and wish you good luck , for further guidance contact your healthcare provider as EHF is only for educational purposes.
Dr Khalil
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