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Broken blood vessels???

28 weeks pregnant and have a ton of little red dots here and there. I think they are broken blood vessels. Anyone experience this and know what causes it?

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Asked by heatherduve at 12:01 AM on Feb. 9, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • they are called petechiae, I have several especially on my chest, they are harmless

    Answer by mommy_jules at 12:09 AM on Feb. 9, 2011

  • they haven't just suddenly appeared though, have they? If they just appeared within few hours, something might be wrong, like infection or low platelet count.

    Answer by mommy_jules at 12:11 AM on Feb. 9, 2011

  • No, they have been cropping up all along. Especially on my chest as well. That seems to be the heaviest concentration of them at least. I even have them on the palms of my hands. Its so weird because I have never had this with any past pregnancies so I just didn't expect it. Thanks so much for your help :)


    Comment by heatherduve (original poster) at 12:18 AM on Feb. 9, 2011

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