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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

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

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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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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)?

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

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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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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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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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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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I have twins, a boy and a girl. One of them has cyanosis. Is this normal?

I have twins, a boy and a girl. One of them has cyanosis. Is this normal?

Depends: Some cyanosis is normal in babies, especially the first few weeks of age. A doctor can help you determine if the oxygen level is normal and if the cyanosis is normal. ...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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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

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

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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

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My fingers are cyanosis and drowziness the whole day. What is the diagnosis and how to treat it?

My fingers are cyanosis and drowziness the whole day. What is the diagnosis and how to treat it?

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

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What to do if I have a purple tint. My human bio teacher said it was cyanosis which is uncommon. Is it genetic?

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

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Iam complaining from intermittent severe pain and cyanosis in right ear pinna relived by strong analgesics?

Iam complaining from intermittent severe pain and cyanosis in right ear pinna relived by strong analgesics?

Sounds dangerous: 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

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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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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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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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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?

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?

Not normal: Can be expected with uncontrolled asthma, your child needs more follow up, and good adherence to treatment plan, uncontrolled severe asthma, can be unfortunately a killer, please get evaluated by an asthma specialist, either a pulmonologist or an allergist ...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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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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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?

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

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What does it mean if a patient with congestive heart failure has cyanosis coupled with liver and kidney failure?

What does it mean if a patient with congestive heart failure has cyanosis coupled with liver and kidney failure?

Treat it fast: This organs all are affecting each other. Congestive heart failure affects liver and both cause kidney problem. It's possible to control heart, liver and kidney failure by specific measures and medications in most of the cases. ...Read more

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Infection In The Blood (Definition)

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