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Symptoms of hypoxia but normal s02?!; shortness of breath, blue nails, clubbing fingernails, pale/gray skin, tachycardia, fatigue, anxious. No anemia,
Need ABG....: you need to get an arterial blood gas test (ABG) to see what your oxygen level is. There are many factors that could render a pulse ox test inaccurate. In order to get an accurate measure of your oxygen level, and to see if the pulse ox test is accurate or not, have your doctor order an ABG. The test can be done as an outpatient. Good luck!! ...Read more
29 y/F. Shortness of breath, chest pain, pain while breathing, high heart rate, fatigue, blue nails, early nail clubbing? Normal hearttests, poximetry
See specialist : You need to go ahead and see a pulmonary specialist to see what's going on ...Read more
Common fainting: When the nerve vagus causes a fainting spell. Usually this happens in responds to a recent stimulus like when injecting needles, watching blood, during medical procedures, while fasting, while standing for long periods, while in fear or panic. When there is no other obvious cause for fainting it is said that is called "vasovagal syncope". There are other causes of syncope or loss of consciousness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Cough syncope is passing out in relation to coughing. It is caused by a drop in blood pressure which is caused by the cough stimulating the vagus nerve which leads to the loss in blood pressure. It is the same mechanism as the common "fainting spell" some people have. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ezcessive Sweating, fatigue, shortness of breath, heart races, dizziness, memory loss, shakiness,blackouts. Wondering what is wrong?
Possible: Two simple tests, the direct fluorescent antibody (DFA) test on the nasal secretions, and CBC with differential, as well as the 3 classic symptoms - 1) 'whoop' noise with inspiration after cough, 2) paroxysms of coughing, or many back to back cough episodes without a break, and post-coughing vomiting, all help to make the diagnosis ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What caused a sudden dizzy spell? Checked BP upon waking 106/60. Dizzy spell 1 hr later. Checked BP again and 111/65.
Is it vertigo?: Dizziness is a non-specific term. However if the symptom is true spinning (vertigo) then it is most likely not due to your blood pressure which is really quite good. Sudden onset of true vertigo that lasts for an hour could be either an infection of the inner ear (vestibular neuritis) or central (in the vestibular system of the brain). See either an ENT doctor or neurologist if symptoms return. ...Read more
Severe SOB, chestpain, sudden paralaysis in legs/arms, high/weak heartrate, bloating, barrel chest, nail clubbing. Normal spirometry, ecg, echo.
Severe SOB: and chest pain are very serious symptoms. Basic in diagnoisi is doing a Chest X ray, Oxygen Sat. and Blood tests and CT scan of the chest (if xray is equivocal or negative). Since the ECG and Echo are normnal, I think we are faced with a Respiratory disorder. Please see a pulmonologist. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are many explanations for a patient feeling a rapid heart beat. An irregular heart beat like atrial fibrillation or supracentricular tachycardia will give the sensation of fluttering heart. In a sickle cell patient, severe anemia can lead to sinus tachycardia that can be perceived as fluttering heart. As your symptoms could indicate something serious, i recommend that you see a doctor soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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