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How Long Does Cyanosis Last
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 ›
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
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
Need examination: If by "cyanosis" you mean your fingertips, toes or lips have a bluish/pallid color compared to normal then, this suggests something wrong with the heart or lungs. Do you have congenital heart problems? Are you a smoker or have a respiratory tract obstructiont? Cyanosis signals a lack of oxygen in the system which means the brain suffers big time. Drowsiness may follow. I suggest you get a checkup ...Read more
What to do if I have a purple tint. My human bio teacher said it was cyanosis which is uncommon. Is it genetic?
Need more info: Is the bluish tint something that just recently occurred, or a long standing problem? Also, what part of your body are affected? Do you have any other symptoms other than the bluish tint of the affect areas? ...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
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
Cyanosis and freezing cold after eating chocolate, sugar, wheat. Possible causes? Started in early twenties. Fine as child. Cannot eat these at all now.
What is difference between raynaud and cyanosis? How do I know that I hv raynaud or something else? When it happens my finger tend to look bluish-grey
Raynauds is spasm: Raynaud's phenomenon is caused by a spasm in the vessels usually caused by exposure to cold. It starts with the finger tips, toes, tip of the nose, and or ears turning white. This is followed by a blue color (cyanosis). When the blood vessel relaxes the skin flushes as the blood rushes back in. 2 color changes are required for diagnosing raynauds. Cyanosis is is simply blue from lack oxygen. ...Read more
Iam complaining from intermittent severe pain and cyanosis in right ear pinna relived by strong analgesics?
If you really have a blue ear, and it requires strong analgesics! Have you seen a doctor? If not, it's time to.
It could be acrocyanosis, which is not dangerous but annoying. It usually affects other areas as well. Make sure nothing is putting pressure on the ear and that you don't stay in the cold. It might help to get some warming earmuffs and use those little hunting heating pads inside. ...Read more
Central cyanosis and sudden drop in glucose level after eating fruit or anything with sugar in. Could this be hereditary fructose intolerance?
Cyanosis: Requires an in-depth examination and comprehensive testing. Call your physician for an appointment. ...Read more
I have severe migrane-ish headaches every day (i drink lots of water& my eyes are fine) I also have anaemic like symptoms (including cyanosis)?
Need a good doctor: You should find a good doctor (a primary care doctor) who can examine you and run tests to find the cause of your ailments. Migraines have good treatment options available. Try tylenol (acetaminophen) first but there are other more potent drugs also available, if needed. ...Read more
4y/o w/severe asthma had atelectasis in 1 lung, 3mnth ago. Dr said from asthma but he has recurring cyanosis & chest tightness. Is this normal?
I have cyanosis in both hands mainly occur in dependent position releived by lifting them and there is pain in left upper limb only. No swelling??
See doctor: For this issue. See your doctor. You need a evaluation and a good history. So see your doctor ...Read more
Cyanosis from eating lima beans which causes glycosides to release cyanide on contact with stomach acid. Is that an allergic reaction?
If there's peripheral cyanosis due to peripheral vascular disease and central cyanosis due to heart disease simultaneously how to know each cause?
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
A child 5 years old she has a congenital univentricular heart, single av valve, primum asd, sp o2 of 80 % has finger cyanosis during sickness- advise?
Get Checked: All children with univentricular hearts should be checked when ill. They often become "sicker" than children without heart disease. An spo2 of 80% is expected with some forms of univentricular heart, but I need more info regarding surgeries to know the expected spo2. Bottom line, have the child checked with illnesses to be safe. ...Read more
What does it mean if a patient with congestive heart failure has cyanosis coupled with liver and kidney failure?
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
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
What are the prognosis and best treatment options for pneumonia and pleural effusion my grandma started having symptom of abdominal pain and cyanosis on lips and hands and little shortness of breathe. She was admitted with diagnosis of pneumonia and was p
I: I am so sorry that your grandma is going through that. Pneumonia is treated with antibiotics and oxygen, as you know. Pleural effusions in most cases resolve spontaneously as the pneumonia clears up, but in the case of severe pleural effusions, the patient sometimes needs to have drainage performed. It is rare that effusions need to be drained however. Most patients improve with antibiotics and supportive care. ...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.
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
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
My boyfriend has these reappearing light blue skin marks randomly appear throughout years; like someone took a light blue highlighter on his skin.
Striations: This could be signs of underlying disease such as cushions syndrome. Please seek medical help ...Read more
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Unusual: This is unusual and should be checked by your dermatologist. ...Read more
Serious complication: Cyanosis in an asthmatic is an ominous sign, life threatening. ...Read more
What is the chance that blue skin is caused by asthma exacerbation in children? What are the usual symptoms?
Unlikely: If an asthma attack is very severe it can lead to respiratory failure where, the oxygen level can decrease and lead to cyanosis (bluish color of the lip and around the mouth). This is a very late sign in an asthma attack and an emergency. The usual signs of asthma in children is relentless cough, wheezing, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing. ...Read more