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  1. Scaredtodeath6324

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    Posted 3 months ago
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    If an expert could take a look at this blood spot. Was on my husbands pillow. Not sure if from beard or squished bug. We have no other signs and some bumps that could be bites or could be something else. Thanks

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    Posted 3 months ago
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    Posted 3 months ago
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    Two different spots, two different pillows

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    Posted 3 months ago
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    Fecal stains aren't blood. Blood stains don't confirm bed bugs because they can have other causes.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
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    Posted 3 months ago
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    These are two blood spots

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    He usually edges his beard and so i maan Im not sure if he nicked himself or had a bump that popped and caused the top spot. The other spot was on my pillow where my face usually is. I do have a small bump on my jawline, not sure if its a bb bite

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    Posted 3 months ago
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    I'm currently suffering from bites of unknown origin. My dermatologist suspects bed bugs but I have not been able to find any physical evidence save for the bloodstain in this image. But I don't even know if this is a bug's blood in the first place, or my own blood. Can someone lend their aid here?

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    Fri Mar 17 2017 21:32:26
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    Didn't appear to work . . . Let me try again . . .

    Stain

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    There's no way to know if blood stains are from bed bug bites or other causes.

    What you need to confirm bed bugs are:
    Fecal stains
    Bed bugs
    Shed skins
    Eggs

    The easiest evidence to find is usually fecal stains.

    If you've looked closely and can't see any fecal stains, that's a good sign. Bed bug monitors may help you find visual evidence and a professional inspection may be a good idea.


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