Blood spots?

Blood spots?

Does anyone else with Lupus get what looks like blood spots under their skin??

I am quite sensitive to UV/sunlight these days not sure if this is a result of that. I went to the beach on Saturday the sun was in and out and I was wearing factor 50 protection when I got home I had these spots on my chest even though I was covered wearing a high neck top.

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  • Yes, I have them all over my body. A dermatologist told me they are Campbell de morgan lesions. Best wishes xx

  • Campbell de Morgan lesions are also known as cherry haemangiomas...medics tell me these are harmless and common in the general population

    I have always had cherry angiomas, but they tend to appear on different parts of my body and they look a bit different compared to my small vessel vasculitis spots, which have their own special characteristics....and do reflect SLE inflammatory process

    πŸ€πŸ˜˜ coco

  • Hi yes I had these on my chest and arms when I was away in the sun last year - I did also suffer with the strangest sensations to the sun , like the feeling of rain on my body and tingling , I have been told since it is a sign Lupus is flaring in reaction to the sun - I just then ensured those areas were not in the sun at all - best wishes

  • Rheumatology tells me that my version of this is typical SLE-related small vessel are 2 links that might help:

    This is about Campbell de Morgans:

    About SLE-related vasculitis spots:

    πŸ€πŸ˜˜ coco

  • Thank you so much for this post - I have these (Campbell de Morgans) under my arms - it is such a relief to find they are very common and nothing to worry about. Best wishes Cas70

  • πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

    Mine worried me when I was was a big relief to get them in perspective

    I am glad I did show them to a gp once, always careful about self-diagnosing

    Glad to help πŸ€πŸ˜˜

  • I had shown them to someone. A very unfriendly lady Dermatologist just tutted at me and said "try Betnovate". I didn't.

  • oh my gosh.....

    Well, betnovate is what I use on my vasculitic rashes...

    What is is about some dermatologists.....😏

  • A really lovely Rheumy who is sympathetic (!) to all auto immune probs - suggested it is because most Docs know very little about a chronic illness that has so many overlaps of symptoms and it is their insecurity showing when they fob us off. I thought he got it in one there. We have to find our own way thru - thanks be for this website. I have to say after being loaded up with meds mostly to counteract probs with original ones I have gone to a recommended and registered Medicinal Herbalist and I am feeling so much better. No painkillers or side effects from Hydroxy! I know this is not for everyone but .....

  • πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ well said!!!!

    Wishing you every best wish...hope you'll keep us posted


  • Hi HannahLupus,

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  • I had an appointment with a dermatologist last week, he said that he believes it is a result of the cyclophosphamide, last infusion 3 weeks ago. The spots and bruising I had are now starting to fade so I think he was right

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