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Hi, i'm 20 years old. I have yellow skin but white conjunctiva, i don't eat that much carrots! what could be the cause of this pallor?

Hi, i'm 20 years old. I have yellow skin but white conjunctiva, i don't eat that much carrots! what could be the cause of this pallor?

Beta Carotene??: People on high dose vitamin supplements can get too much beta carotene that can give a yellow orange skin discolorations. Certainly if you are asian or a person of "color" this may be your normal pigmentary pattern. If any doubts i would see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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Pale Skin (Definition)

Pale skin is a clinical finding that suggests anemia or inadequate amount of oxygen carrying hemoglobin ...Read more


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Sudden fainting attack with normal bp, normal pulse, pallor ... What may be the cause ?

Sudden fainting attack with normal bp, normal pulse, pallor ... What may be the cause ?

See Doctor: In your age fainting is probably due to a vasovagal event. I recommend to see your regular doctor to examine you and possibly run some testing. ...Read more

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What causes: profuse sweating of only the head and face, pallor, of only the head and face, associated with extreme pressure in the head? Treatment?

What causes: profuse sweating of  only the head and face, pallor, of only the head and face, associated with extreme pressure in the head? Treatment?

? Thoracic outlet: Syndrome can cause similar symptoms where the blood flow feels more prominent in the face and neck. Any kind of obstruction to the outflow of blood from head, neck and arms can cause these symptoms- but these conditions are pretty rare. Agree with dr young, pheo can also cause such symptoms. ...Read more

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Could gilberts syndrome cause pale skin?

Not likely: Gilbert's syndrome is an elevated total and indirect bilirubin unrelated to any disease and is caused by an inherited difference in bilirubin metabolism. It is usually benign although some medicine metabolism may also be affected, there is usually no need to adjust medication doses except in rare instances. It may very occasionally cause a slight yellow skin or sclera tint. ...Read more

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Is it possible for uncontrolled breathing cause deep pale skin?

Is it possible for uncontrolled breathing cause deep pale skin?

Unsure: If you are describing the rapid shallow breathing associated with an anxiety attack, there are a number of symptoms that can occur including dizziness, light-headedness, pale skin color, palpitations, shortness of breath, difficulty swallowing and others. An assessment by a qualified mental health provider is worthwhile to help you decide if other physical problems might be the cause. ...Read more

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Does anemia cause pale skin?

Does anemia cause pale skin?

Yes: If the anemia is bad enough. A part of the color in our skin (especially caucasian) is due to circulating red cells in the skin capillaries. ...Read more

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What causes bone pain, pale skin, and among other symptoms?

What causes bone pain, pale skin, and among other symptoms?

Go see your doc: Calcium problems, iron problems, electrolyte issues, vitamin def., renal problems, side effects due to statins or meds are one of many causes of your symptoms. You need to see a doc so he/she can run tests and/or xrays to assess your problem. ...Read more

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Got pale skin and vit d deficiency, my blood test/liver function test/thyroid test result were normal. So what would be posible cause of pale?

Got pale skin and vit d deficiency, my blood test/liver function test/thyroid test result were normal. So  what would be posible cause of pale?

Genetics and sun: Pale skin is not a disease. The color of skin is determined by genetics and sun exposure. If your genes give you pale skin and you don't get a lot of sun, you'll be pale. Vitamin d deficiency doesn't make you pale. Lack of sun, however, will make you pale and give you vitamin d deficiency. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can low stomach acid cause premature aging? I'm only 18 and my skin looks leathery, pale skin, loose stools and dry hair that's thinning. Please help!

Can low stomach acid cause premature aging? I'm only 18 and my skin looks leathery, pale skin, loose stools and dry hair that's thinning. Please help!

Just a thought...: ...but you may want to pursue a more systemic approach to your problem than focusing on possible hypochlorhydria. What tests have been run? Has your thyroid been checked? ...Read more