For 7 months I’ve had only the occasional nose bleed. I started a new job and in the middle of the night woke up with my arm asleep and I had a big purple mark. Is this petechia
No, this doesn’t look like petechiae, more like a big bruise. I often get these bruises on my hands for no apparent reason . They always fade away within a few days. Petechiae, on the other hand (no pun intended!), usually appear as a series of tiny red or purple dots. If you are worried you should ask your haematologist, if you have one, but I don’t think it is anything to worry about..
Thanks so much for letting me know. I have a hematologist but he is 3 and a half hours away so I can’t get to him easily. I fell asleep on my arm because I woke up with pins and needles in it and then I got the purple mark on my hand. Have a good night
Ah, that explains it, a pressure bruise. I get them when my daughter’s dog jumps up at me. I go in her house with my hands held out in front of me, trying to ward him off! Oh the joys of ITP.
overworked for great accuracy. Another test in two months. It could go on for ever.
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