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How long does cyanosis last

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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Depends: Cyanosis is only relieved with oxygen. Total body cyanosis, like from COPD or pneumonia may need supplemental oxygen. If local to a finger like in rey... Read More
Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 18 years experience
Not if one is dead..: Typically, addressing the underlying cause with dictate if cyanosis will go away quickly. Why? The color refers to the color or blood and its level of... Read More

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Dr. Mary Efremov
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Low oxygen: Cooling slows down metabolic process of circulatory system and oxygen levels fall.
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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Cyanosis: Cyanosis is the low level or lack of oxygen. Pneumonia makes the exchange of oxygen in the lungs difficult. One who has pneumonia often finds their ... Read More
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Depends: It depends entirely on the cause of the cyanosis. If it is due to a reversible phenomenon such as spasm of certain small blood vessels called arteriol... Read More
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See below: Only oxygenated hemoglobin is red. In hypoxic states, there is no oxygen, therefore the hemoglobin is bluish or cyan colored.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Low oxygen: The metabolism slows with cooling and the oxygen delivery is compromised/.
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Cyanosis: Bluish discoloration.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Levine
Dermatology 51 years experience
Cyanosis in nail bed: Yes, cyanosis can occur in the late stages of life and represents a lack of oxygen getting into the blood.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Poor circulation: A bluish color is consistent with poor circulation which should be evaluated with a doppler to determine both arterial and venous circulation. This is... Read More
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Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Newborn cyanosis: blue color to baby after birth is common. If in distress, breathing and oxygenation can be affected. Oxygen can be given after birth if a blue color a... Read More

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