I have these too! Finally, I’ve found someone who has this AND it coincides with my declining health. I have some cherry angiomas (these I’ve had most of my life). These present like small red moles. They are raised and fade when pressed. I ALSO have the red dots like I’ve been poked with a red pen, these are about the size of a needle prick- very tiny and they do not fade.
I’ve been through a work-up (several times) by my hematologist. He is certain they are NOT petechia, but suggested I follow up with a dermatologist. Unrelated: He did suggest I increase my ferritin levels with iron supplements as this can cause anemia symptoms EVEN THOUGH my iron level is within range. Anyone else have this issue?
So, I went to a dermatologist. He confirmed some are cherry angiomas, but the red pin prick dots are from hormones. He said he typically only sees these in pregnant women (which I’m not/haven’t been). Interestingly enough, I do have a hormone imbalance. He didn’t have a solution and said they weren’t harmful (ok… but I don’t want red dots all over my body!!!).
I’ve had these dots for over a year now. They came on rapidly, and haven’t changed at all either. They are primarily only on my arms and upper body. I’ve also had an increase in brown moles over the last 3 years (which is when I really started feeling sick).