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Normal CBC, is this petechiae?

Is this petechiae?[email protected]/24XUT3
Hello, I am a teen female and I have been to the doctor 4 times in the last months for Leukemia concerns. I have had my lymph nodes checked out multiple times as I have many lumps in my groin, armpit and neck, that I have been told are normal palpable lymph nodes. I have also had a CBC done twice. It has been normal both times. My most concerning number is a 4.58 WBC. I recently have had 3 mouth ulcers in a row, one after another, which had me concerned. NOW, I discovered tiny pink dots on my elbows, which faded. Then I had the tiny pin point red dots on my right ankle, which stayed light until I went for a long walk then saw that there were bright red dots that do not fade when I press on them under my skin all on my ankle. The ankle petechiae mostly faded, now I have bright red dots on both elbows again, which I believe may have come after carrying something. They almost look like they are bleeding. My platelet level is completely NORMAL. Should I be concerned?
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replied July 4th, 2017
Thank you for asking at ehealthforum

I read your question and i understand your concern. With platelets normla these are less likely to be petechiae and with all the cell lines normal leukemia is ruled out. Lymphadenopathy is 80 to 90 % benign. These few skin dots are not worrisome as these could be due to local irritation like scratch etc. Have a dermatologist a look and see if it helps.

I hope it helps. Please consult your doctor as our guidance is just for education purposes and can be replacement of an actual physical consultation.
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