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Re: Petechiae?!
Feb 18, 2016
My advice? If you're really anxious about it, try to demand a CBC (blood panel) to give you peace of mind. Find a new doctor if yours won't do it, but it's a pretty common test I think. They take a couple viles of blood and send it off to a lab check for a bunch of things... platelet, red & white blood cell counts and so on.

I'm no doctor, but you probably have nothing to worry about if that's your only symptom. It's easy to convince yourself you've got something serious by googling symptoms when really there's nothing wrong (I have always had anxiety too and used to do this all the time). If anything [I]is[/I] wrong though, it's likely to show up on a CBC test. I got one at my family doctors office.

Along with petechia I had headaches, severe fatigue, mysterious bruising all over and a bloodshot eye though, so it didn't take much convincing in my case. I looked and felt like crap. I did end up having leukemia, but I don't want to scare anyone - again, I had a bunch of other symptoms. I'm in remission now. They've come a long way with targeted treatments, fewer side effects and better outcomes!

Good luck - I know it's hard, but try not to worry!

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