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Causes Of 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Iron Def Anemia: This is Iron Def Anemia ., Most likely due to blood loss . In women in the reproductive age , it could be due to heavy menstruation . Other causes , maybe due to blood loss from the Gastro intestinal tract . It is detected by having a blood count . If YOU think you have any type of ANEMIA , please see your PCP for work up & Diagnosis . ...Read more
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
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!
Yes: Intravenous immunoglobulin (ivig) are blood products that are made out of antibodies (immunoglobulins). They are made out of protein structures to which our immune system may react to, among other things giving, you above symptoms. In addition, they may be other serious causes. Therefore, if you are experiencing these symptoms you should immediately contact your prescribing physician. ...Read more
Not long.: Iron deficiency corrects pretty quickly with iron treatment. If the level of anemia was severe it may take longer. I would say that the pallor should be gone when the hemoglobin is around 9 g/dl. It takes about a week to increase the hemoglobin by 1. For babies, i would expect to have the pallor resolved by 1 month's time certainly. If not, things should be re-evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more
Could be: Pallor is one of the sign of anemia. Shortness of breath on exertion presents when your body does not get enough/adequate oxygenation- either from anemia/decreased level of hb ( not enough hb to carries o2 to the lung and other vital organs), or other causes- such as problems with the lungs/heart. You should see your md to have a complete evaluation to find the cause and further treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer