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How long can I wait with blue skin tone to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with blue skin tone to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Depends: What do you mean by blue skin tone? If it is a local issue like a bruise, it will get better in a matter of days or weeks depending on the amount of blood in the tissue. If the bruise becomes painful, increases in size, becomes red or a discharge develops, see your doctor. ...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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Do doctors see a lot of patients with blue skin tone?

Depends: Depends on the doctor and their patient load. I would imagine a pulmonologist, or lung doctor, probably sees more "blue" patients than a neurologist. Pathology also sees its fair share :). ...Read more

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How long can I wait with bloating to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with bloating to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

2-3 weeks: Many people experience bloating that comes and goes depending on what you eat, changes in activity, or hormone changes. If you cannot explain the bloating, and it persists for 2 to 3 weeks, it's time to see your doctor. Either the bowels or the ovaries could be a problem. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with back pain to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with back pain to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

See pain specialist: Each person needs to be evaluated on an individual basis. There can be several reasons for your pain. While it can certainly resolve on its own in several weeks, why wait. I advocate treating to decrease inflammation, reduce pain, increase function and quality of life. A thorough physical exam and diagnostic studies will help determine what treatment will be best depending on your diagnosis. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with dizziness to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with dizziness to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Depends how severe: It depends on how severe it is and what is causing it. If it is mild dizziness/vertigo, you may not need to see doc, because it often goes away. Inner ear diseases, neurologic problems, medication side effects etc...Or if you are having hearing/vision trouble with dizziness, you should consult doc. If you are dehydrated, get yourself hydrated. Consult your doc.. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with drug abuse to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with drug abuse to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Why wait?: The point is that you don't have to do it alone. And it doesn't just go away like a cold. Get help and support at any 12 step meeting and get an evaluation by a psychiatrist. He may recommend only the 12 step program, or he may be able to help you even more! ...Read more

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How long can I wait with amenorrhea to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with amenorrhea to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Depends : If you are of menopausal age, it can probably wait until your next scheduled appt. If you are younger than that, a few months. Do a pregnancy test. And do not assume you will not get pregnant, still use contraception. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with skin sores to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with skin sores to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Extent? Severity?: If there are multiple sores it is best to see md for diagnosis and treatment. Delay may result on infection or at a minimum long lasting or permanent marks or scars. ...Read more