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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,

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

Cyanotic (Definition)

Cyanotic = bluish (or purplish) discoloration of skin due ...Read more


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What is birth asphyxia? Anoxia? Hypoxia?

What is birth asphyxia? Anoxia? Hypoxia?

See below: All 3 terms refer to a decrease in the amount of oxygen the baby receives during the birthing process. If severe, it could have an effect on the child's brain. ...Read more

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What is vasovagal syncope?

What is vasovagal syncope?

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 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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What is cough syncope?

What is cough syncope?

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 more

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Is vasovagal syncope curable?

Is vasovagal syncope curable?

Yes: If we find the cause we can treat it. ...Read more

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Ezcessive Sweating, fatigue, shortness of breath, heart races, dizziness, memory loss, shakiness,blackouts. Wondering what is wrong?

Ezcessive Sweating, fatigue, shortness of breath, heart races, dizziness, memory loss, shakiness,blackouts. Wondering what is wrong?

Not sure...: but it doesn't sound like anything good. See your doc and get some basic labs and an ECG to start. You might be severely hyperthyroid...the possibilities are many. ...Read more

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What causes breath-holding spells?

What causes breath-holding spells?

Fear,pain,trauma: It is a responce to fear, or as a result of trauma or pain, or if the infant is startled and confronted there is some association with iron deficiency it runs in the families and stop by the time the infant is 6to8 years old. ...Read more

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Whooping cough as a post-viral phenomrnon. Breath shortness, lack of sleep?

Whooping cough as a post-viral phenomrnon. Breath shortness, lack of sleep?

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 more

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What caused a sudden dizzy spell? Checked BP upon waking 106/60. Dizzy spell 1 hr later. Checked BP again and 111/65.

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

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What is neuro-cardiogenic syncope?

What is neuro-cardiogenic syncope?

Syncope: neuro-cardiogenic syncope is a loss of awareness / fainting due to decreased blood flow to the brain. It tends to occur due to an over-active reflex in the arteries in the front of the neck. Another term for this is vaso-vagal syncope. ...Read more

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Severe SOB, chestpain, sudden paralaysis in legs/arms, high/weak heartrate, bloating, barrel chest, nail clubbing. Normal spirometry, ecg, echo.

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

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Is vasovagal syncope an acquired condition?

Is vasovagal syncope an acquired condition?

Syncope: Extremely rare to have a familial relationship...Check for underlying diabetes or cardiac disease. ...Read more

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Could aircraft altitude change trigger heart palpitations?

Could aircraft altitude change trigger heart palpitations?

Yes: Commercial airliners are usually pressurized at about 10, 000 feet, which is high enough to reduce the oxygen tension mildly. This can sometimes trigger palpitations in susceptible individuals. ...Read more

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Sickle cell paitent heart is fluttering, why?

Sickle cell paitent heart is fluttering, why?

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 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