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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?

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?

Odd statement: I would expect a kid with a 9 second capillary refill time to be near death. Perhaps your definition of the maneuver is quite different than mine. I doubt that would be the case in a kid who is functional at any level. If you are concerned the doc has missed something find another and get a second opinion. ...Read more

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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 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!

Poor circulation: You may have a vascular disease (there are many) which causes poor arterial flow to you feet and hands (further points from the heart). You need to see a vascular specialist. ...Read more

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How accurate is capillary refill test for pad or dvt?

How accurate is capillary refill test for pad or dvt?

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

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Can some mild facial capillary telangiectasis get worse with time? Is treatment with laser a must if they aren't too much annoying?

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

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Can poor periphery circulation and capillary refill cause elevated bilirubin and liver enzyme levels?

Can poor periphery circulation and capillary refill cause elevated bilirubin and liver enzyme levels?

Not likely: Peripheral circulatory disturbance is not expected to cause liver disease. Do not use Acetaminophen if you have liver disease. Please consult your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Can we see the capillary and nerve endings on our lids?

Can we see the capillary and nerve endings on our lids?

Eyelids: You can often see the very small veins in the eyelids (venules)...Not quite as small as capillaries. Cannot see nerve endings. ...Read more

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What is a capillary hemangioma?

What is a capillary hemangioma?

Capillary bundle: Ch are spaghetti like collections of bundled capillaries in a common birth mark.They will generally grow faster than the kid for about 6-8 m, slow then start to shrink down into the skin leaving a pale or parchment like surface by the age of 4.Rarely do they need any work. If they might interfere with vision of distort the nose some dermatologists might treat to decrease size. ...Read more

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What is capillary hemangioma cause?

What is capillary hemangioma cause?

No one knows.: The theory is that these hemangioma of babies are from pieces of placenta that have broken off during pregnancy. This is because the hemangiomas stain for a protein called glut-1 that is only found in placenta. They are more commonly found in premature babies. ...Read more