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how long does cyanosis last

A 50-year-old member asked:
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. Matt Malkin
15 years experience Anesthesiology
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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Low oxygen: Cooling slows down metabolic process of circulatory system and oxygen levels fall.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
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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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Only oxygenated hemoglobin is red. In hypoxic states, there is no oxygen, therefore the hemoglobin is bluish or cyan colored.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Low oxygen: The metabolism slows with cooling and the oxygen delivery is compromised/.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Cyanosis: Bluish discoloration.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Levine
50 years experience Dermatology
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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
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
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
43 years experience Pediatrics
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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