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Pale And Cold Skin
I experienced lightheadedness, heart palpitation pale skin cold hands and feetand dry mouth? It happened twice? Is this hypoglycemia?
Could Be: The symptoms are correct, but you would have to check your blood sugar to know for sure. Have you ever had a hemoglobin a1c drawn before, or done a fasting blood glucose test, or glucose challenge test? All good at determining if you have any blood glucose control issues. Your pcp would be your best avenue here. Lastly, if you ate something with simple sugars after your symptoms, did it help? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm not sure...: ...Where you are going with this, but I have had patients tell me that they enjoy warming up cold areas of their bodies (ears, usually) for reasons that are not clear, at least to me. You mentioned toes, so if you're saying that your spouse has cold feet in bed, try telling him or her to wear socks to bed. ...Read more
Get evaluated: It is important to go get checked out by your doctor. There are several possibilities, but it will be important to rule out endocrinologic or neurologic issues that may require treatment so it's best to get it checked out. ...Read more
I've starting getting very pale blotches on my skin. They differ in size. I also have a cold but I'm not doing anything different. What are these spot?
Rash: Spots could be many different things. A pictures worth 1000 words recommend Healthtap visit with pictures for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more
I like touching cold skin or cold surfaces. Is there anything wrong with me? I find it comforting and usually touching with the back of my hand
If the touching is: a way to control frightening thoughts or the feeling that danger is approaching then it MAY be a form of obsessive compulsive disorder or a milder and simpler superstitious behavior. Do you have other mental or physical rituals to lower fear and anxiety? If so, consider seeing a mental health professional. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Are your periods: Are your periods heavy? This could cause it but you may just be someone who reacts this way when you are on your cycle. ...Read more