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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

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What are the symptoms of capillary hemangioma?

What are the symptoms of capillary hemangioma?

None to possible ble: Usualy there no symptoms but it can bleed if traumatized or become inflammed or black in color. Some peole have multiple lesions which are easily removed. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for capillary hemangioma?

What is the treatment for capillary hemangioma?

Patience: Ch 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.Rx varies;laser, injected med, oral meds, most will go away over time. ...Read more

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What is a artery , what is a vein and, what is a capillary?

What is a artery , what is a vein and, what is a capillary?

Blood vessels: Dr. Dugan is right. In a nutshell, arteries carry blood from the heart to the body. Veins carry blood from the body back to the heart. Capillaries connect arteries and veins. ...Read more

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What is a capillary stabilizing agent?

No one is answering: Because this is not anything in common medical parlance or literature. You would best be advised to find out from the source from which you heard the term. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the difference between a venipuncture and a capillary puncture?

What is the difference between a venipuncture and a capillary puncture?

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 more

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What is capillary blood?

What is capillary blood?

Blood in Capillary: Our circulation consists of heart + arteries which carry blood away from the left heart & to the capillaries of the body & veins which return the blood back to the right heart which pumps to the lung arteries, capillaries, lung veins & back to the left heart. The blood in capillaries, at any given moment, is called capillary blood: it makes skin pink. Press skin & hold, note color after releasing. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Capillary hemangioma?

What is the definition or description of: Capillary hemangioma?

Capillary hemangioma: A capillary hemangioma is a vascular anomaly. It is the most common type of hemangioma & has the appearance of a red, lumpy area on the skin. ...Read more

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What are capillary hemangiomas?

What are capillary hemangiomas?

Nests of capillarys: Infants often have nests of capillarys show up within the first month that can be localized, tiny, round or dominate a large area of skin. They grow faster than the child & surrounding nl skin, peaking in relative size about a year & have a strawberry like appearance. This rapid growth phaze is followed by slowing & reversal, often major patches decline & pale parchment like skin is left. ...Read more

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