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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Peripheral Cyanosis

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If there's peripheral cyanosis due to peripheral vascular disease and central cyanosis due to heart disease simultaneously how to know each cause?

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

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How does pneumonia cause cyanosis?

How does pneumonia cause cyanosis?

Cyanosis: Cyanosis is the low level or lack of oxygen. Pneumonia makes the exchange of oxygen in the lungs difficult. One who has pneumonia often finds their oxygen level too low or cyanotic. ...Read more

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What causes a brief episode of cyanosis with palpitations and tingling ?

What causes a brief episode of cyanosis with palpitations and tingling ?

Heart: These symptoms suggest a sudden and serious restriction of blood flow from a heart-related problem. See your physician or cardiologist soon. ...Read more

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Can coarctation of aorta cause cyanosis? Is cyanosis due to hypoxia?

Can coarctation of aorta cause cyanosis? Is cyanosis due to hypoxia?

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

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What disease could cause cyanosis, increased aggression, and dizziness?

What disease could cause cyanosis, increased aggression, and dizziness?

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

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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 and freezing cold  after eating chocolate, sugar,wheat .possible causes?started in early twenties.fine as child.cannot eat these at all now.

Unclear - many choic: You need to discuss with your physician and perhaps see an allergist. We consider diagnoses such as Gluten, chocolate allergy, etc. As a food allergy it is complex to diagnose as there may be no clear tests. ...Read more

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Cyanosis from eating lima beans which causes glycosides to release cyanide on contact with stomach acid. Is that an allergic reaction?

Cyanosis from eating lima beans which causes glycosides to release cyanide on contact with stomach acid. Is that an allergic reaction?

No: This is not an allergic reactions. Allergic reactions occur when the immune system overreacts to something that is normally harmless. Cyanide is a poison contained in some foods. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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.

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.

Not the key: As a pathologist and lab specialist, I would discourage you from paying any attention at all to percentages, or to monocytes unless the absolute count is well over 1000. Sounds like a JRA variant if it is clear there is no heart defect or endocarditis ...Read more

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Why is there cyanosis during hypoxia?

Why is there cyanosis during hypoxia?

Low oxygen: Cooling slows down metabolic process of circulatory system and oxygen levels fall. ...Read more

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Is cyanosis curable or will it return in long term?

Is cyanosis curable or will it return in long term?

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

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Why is there often an occurence of cyanosis during hypoxia?

See below: Only oxygenated hemoglobin is red. In hypoxic states, there is no oxygen, therefore the hemoglobin is bluish or cyan colored. ...Read more

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Do symptoms like cyanosis go away quickly?

Do symptoms like cyanosis go away quickly?

Depends: Cyanosis is only relieved with oxygen. Total body cyanosis, like from COPD or pneumonia may need supplemental oxygen. If local to a finger like in reynaud's, then will improve when vascular spasm ends and oxygenated blood flow resumes. ...Read more

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Can cyanosis, blue nail beds occur when a person is dying?

Can cyanosis, blue nail beds occur when a person is dying?

Cyanosis in nail bed: Yes, cyanosis can occur in the late stages of life and represents a lack of oxygen getting into the blood. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Newborn cyanosis?

What is the definition or description of: Newborn cyanosis?

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