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Causes Of Peripheral Cyanosis
If there's peripheral cyanosis due to peripheral vascular disease and central cyanosis due to heart disease simultaneously how to know each cause?
Combination : Various testing and history and exams. Blue babies are generally central. Some older persons have blocked vessels, bad lungs, and other signs and symptoms. A rare person will have both and several causes: congestive heart failure, smoker- COPD, atherosclerosis and DVT etc. One needs to evaluate multi system. ...Read more
Can a lesion in the thecal sac at L4 somehow cause cyanosis or blueness in the feet that quickly resolves when the feet are elevated?
Not in isolation: Coarctation only causes cyanosis when it is associated with other heart disease that allows blue blood to cross over to the red blood side. Cyanosis occurs in two situations: 1. When blue blood gets to the red blood side ("right-to-left shunting) or 2. When blood is not fully oxygenated in the lungs ("pulmonary venous desaturation"). ...Read more
Needs study: Although many possible scenarios can be imagined as a cause, the possibilities include several serious posibilities. Example: drug-induced changes causing all 3 symptoms. Get it checked out by your physician. ...Read more
Cyanosis and freezing cold after eating chocolate, sugar,wheat .possible causes?started in early twenties.fine as child.cannot eat these at all now.
Cyanosis from eating lima beans which causes glycosides to release cyanide on contact with stomach acid. Is that an allergic reaction?
I had respiratory failure (cyanosis) during general anaesthetic.The doctor thinks it was anaphylaxis. I am now diagnosed with both COPD stage 2 and asthma.Were these conditions the more likely cause?
COPD is deadly: Anaphylaxis can happen with any drug, but acute postoperative respiratory failure is more commonly caused by underlying lung disease. Stopping smoking several weeks before surgery decreases risk for complications. Of course, the best thing anyone can do for better health is to stop smoking, especially those with lung disease. Smoking with lung disease is like rubbing dirt into a wound. Stop ASAP. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4y/o w/ recurring fevers, joint pain, swollen lymph nodes, no appetite, cyanosis. Has asthma but controlled. CBC shows 16% monocytes. Possible cause?
Several possibles: There are numerous possible causes. You need to have this discussion with your pediatrician. ...Read more
Non viral causes of high monocytes 16%? 4 y/o w/Symptoms: recurring fever, cyanosis, joint pain, no appetite, swollen lymph nodes. FH of JRA & Lupus.
Depends: It depends entirely on the cause of the cyanosis. If it is due to a reversible phenomenon such as spasm of certain small blood vessels called arterioles, then cyanosis is treatable and can improve. There are many causes of cyanosis; some are untreatable. ...Read more
Cyanosis: Bluish discoloration.Get a more detailed answer ›
Newborn cyanosis: blue color to baby after birth is common. If in distress, breathing and oxygenation can be affected. Oxygen can be given after birth if a blue color appears after birth, especially with chest retractions and distress. Sometimes, it can occur with congenital heart issues, so referral is key to surgical repairs as indicated. ...Read more
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