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Capillary Refill Time Increased
My legs are always red, and have a capillary refill time of 5 or more seconds. I am 18, and it started when i was 12. They turn purple and blotchy!
My 3yr old has been chronically tired so I took her 2 a paediatrician. He found nothing. Ijust noticed her capillary refil time is very long 9 seconds?
Tired 3 yr old: Capillary refill time is a sign of dehydration. Has she been drinking enough? It is unusual for a three year old to be chronically tired, they usually have enough energy for 3 people. Make sure she is sleeping and eating properly. This should resolve pretty quickly, if your pediatrician found nothing wrong. ...Read more
Can some mild facial capillary telangiectasis get worse with time? Is treatment with laser a must if they aren't too much annoying?
Facial capillaries: Yes, facial capillaries can get worse with time, particularly if things that cause their dilatation are continuing. Sun damage is one of the primary causes, so are things that make the face red or warm, like hot showers, spicy foods, hot drinks, alcohol, and others. Laser treatment is a personal choice, not a must, although it does help improve the capillaries. ...Read more
Can poor periphery circulation and capillary refill cause elevated bilirubin and liver enzyme levels?
Not the best.: Capillary refill is essentially an observation of how long it takes for blood to return into small vessels usually in the nail beds or feet. It is not accurate and it is not used for dvt. It is observed in pad. There are much more specific, informative and diagnostic tests for both DVT and PVD such as duplex scans and abi's and even cta's. ...Read more
Pft shows high dlco and frc, normal volumes, mild obstructive ventilatory defect, increased capillary blood volumes, in context of ctd and cryofibrinogenemia (no asthma or smoking), what can be cause?
Unrelated: Ctd is usually associated with a diffusion problem in the lung but your showed above normal dlco. The study also showed mild airway obstruction which, along with the elevated dlco and FRC may well be from asthma. I am not away of any cryofibrinogenemia link to your lung function findings. See an allergist or pulmonologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My right foot is colder than my left. I have diminished pedal pulses in the right foot, slower capillary refill, right toenails are darker pink than the left and I have a history of right leg dvt. I am on coumadin. Suggestions?
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The size of the vein: As dr. Placik said, venipuncture is for collecting blood through a needle from blood vessels that are big enough to see and/or feel. Capillary puncture would be used for collecting blood from vessels that are too small to see individually. This is usually done with a very small cut and a micro pipette or a piece of filter paper. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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