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    Red spots at the back of my throat?
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    abbieex345 posted:
    They are not bumps, or anything. But just a day or so ago I started feeling like I was getting a cold. The whole runny/stuffy nose, sore throat, and all that. Well just today I was looking in a mirror and looked at my throat. There are red blotches that look almost like blood spots. they are flat, NOT bumps. I keep trying to figure this out and I'm getting wrong diagnostics.. Someone help me?
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    Rod_Moser_PA_PhD responded:
    They may be petechiae....these are common in Strep. Of course, this is just a guess, since I have no way of examining your throat first-hand. Petechiae are blood spots....flat, bright red, and different sizes. Most petechiae occur on the soft palate, above and even on the uvula.

    So, if you do have sore throat, it would be advisable to see your medical provider so you can be properly examined, strep-tested, and treated.


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