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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

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Pale Skin (Definition)

Pale skin = light coloration of the external most ...Read more


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Large raised red bumps, sore throat, fatigue, lack of ability to fall asleep, discoloration of skin, weakness, bruise easy, swollen lymph nodes,?

Large raised red bumps, sore throat, fatigue, lack of ability to fall asleep, discoloration of skin, weakness, bruise easy, swollen lymph nodes,?

See a doctor: This sounds potentially quite serious and you will definitely need a thorough history and physical exam in addition to labs to even begin to work this out. Could be anything from a mononucleosis-like syndrome to a hematological malignancy to acute HIV disease, but without being able to see and evaluate you there is no way to predict. See your doctor ASAP and be assessed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Eye discomfort and discoloration. ?

Eye discomfort and discoloration. 
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Sunlight: Although it is not typical some people have light sensitive freckles on their iris that can darken with cumulative light exposure. Since eye color is a composite effect this is one possibility. Discoloration of the white of the eye is usually due to chronic sun exposure and/or irritants. These possibilities should be investigated by an Eye MD. ...Read more

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Decreased sensation head to toe, blue purple finger nails toe nails weakness arms and legs no energy cognitive functions slow loss of concentration?

Decreased sensation head to toe, blue purple finger nails toe nails weakness arms and legs no energy cognitive functions slow loss of concentration?

A visit to the dr: Is a good idea. When was your last physical? A good history and physical with blood work should be performed......At minimum. ...Read more

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What causes the whitish blue color on burned skin?

What causes the whitish blue color on burned skin?

Dead skin: If the skin is necrosed or dead, it may appear discolored as you mention. Also whatever burned the skin could have left a little bit of a tattoo on the skin. ...Read more

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What can cause chills, temporal headaches, and bluish discoloration of nails?

What can cause chills, temporal headaches, and bluish discoloration of nails?

? symptoms: Could be flu or any other viral syndrome. The bluish discoloration is worrisome. You better get to a physician for a blood test ...Read more

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What causes tooth discoloration ?

What causes  tooth discoloration  ?

Tooth discoloration?: Coffee, tea and smoking are the biggest culprits for causing external staining of teeth. Natural teeth do tend to get darker over time as the enamel thins exposing more of the internal dentin of the tooth which is darker. Traumatic blows to teeth can cause internal staining. Amalgam fillings tend to leak resulting in dark graying of teeth. Teeth can decalcify from acids produced by food & bacteria. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes under jaw, difficulty swallowing, painful itchy swollen gums, whites sores all over tongue & cheeks, headaches, loss of appetite?

Swollen lymph nodes under jaw, difficulty swallowing, painful itchy swollen gums, whites sores all over tongue  & cheeks, headaches, loss of appetite?

Take Vitamin-C: It may be a viral illness in which case it will settle down in one week to 10 days. Vitamin c can be helpful if you take 500mg daily for 2 weeks. If it does not go away in two weeks then you need to go see your doctor and get your blood count checked(cbc). ...Read more

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Itchy skin, shortness of breath signs of anxiety?

Itchy skin, shortness of breath signs of anxiety?

Anxiety: Anxiety, stress can cause somatic, immunologic symptoms such as itchy skin, rash, shortness of breath, but please rule out medical causes first. ...Read more

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A1 tooth shade vs b1 tooth shade? What's whiter/ brighter. Also, what is the whitest non bleach tooth shade?

A1 tooth shade vs b1 tooth shade? What's whiter/ brighter. Also, what is the whitest non bleach tooth shade?

B1 is a natural: Most people would love to be white as B1 or in that range, but are more like A2 or A3. ...Read more

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What causes lips and finger nails depict blue in hypoxia ?

What causes lips and finger nails depict blue in hypoxia ?

Hgb saturation: Hemoglobin carries oxygen. Oxygenated or reduced or saturated hemoglobin look red (emission of lightwave). When the o2 does not occupy the ligands in hemoglobin, they change the rotation of light and look blue. When a certain amount of hemoglobin is desaturated or deoxygenated, we see blue, like in the veins.. ...Read more

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Swollen nodes, generalized swelling. Warm fluid movement, red skin. Mottled skin, chest red, visible veins. Vibrations, tingling, tired. Joint pain.Ct, echo clear.Labs just now showing elevated lymphoc?

Diagnostic work up: You have swollen lymph nodes joint pain and malaise. The recent labs work is showing elevated lymphocytes. Your disease process still needs a diagnostic work up. See your doctor and he/she will continue to evaluate your symptoms to try to get a diagnosis. This could be infectious in origin or medicine reaction or autoimmune or other. Your doctor will help you. ...Read more

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What causes pale color stools?

What causes pale color stools?

Pale stools: Pale stools can come from different sources. Usually it is due to poor fat absorption, indicationg a problem with the liver or gall bladder. Sometimes in liver failure, bilirubin builds up in the system, and can cause yellowing of the stools. An evaluation of the liver is usually warranted. ...Read more

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Does anemia cause pale skin?

Does anemia cause pale skin?

Yes: If the anemia is bad enough. A part of the color in our skin (especially caucasian) is due to circulating red cells in the skin capillaries. ...Read more

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Is type 1she has stomach pain, no energy, dry swollen sore lips, pale skin with dark circles urine sample protein, white blood cells.Is this kidneys ?

Is type 1she has stomach pain, no energy, dry swollen sore lips, pale skin with dark circles urine sample protein, white blood cells.Is this kidneys
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DKA: Diabetic ketoacidosis can be a serious complication of type 1 diabetes. It can manifest with abdominal pain, diminished energy/fatigue/malaise, and symptoms of severe dehydration such as dry lips and mucosa, pal skin and sunken eyes which may appear as "dark circles". Other systemic illness can also manifest this way. Dka is considered an emergency and requires treatment in the emergency room. ...Read more

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Mild cerebral and cerebellar atropy, mild ventriculomegaly and mild periventricular ischaemic white matter pallor at the age of 55?

Mild cerebral and cerebellar atropy, mild ventriculomegaly and mild periventricular ischaemic white matter pallor at the age of 55?

What's the question: The changes in the brain are abnormal, in tune with dementia, alzheimer's, vascular or another type. But you didn't formulate the question so i will stop right here. ...Read more

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Hi, i'm 20 years old. I have yellow skin but white conjunctiva, i don't eat that much carrots! what could be the cause of this pallor?

Beta Carotene??: People on high dose vitamin supplements can get too much beta carotene that can give a yellow orange skin discolorations. Certainly if you are asian or a person of "color" this may be your normal pigmentary pattern. If any doubts i would see your doctor. ...Read more

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Circum-oral pallor . What is the significance in someone with af ?

Circum-oral pallor . What is the significance in someone with af ?

Multiple: Circum oral pallor can be a sign of anemia, a low cardiac output (heart failure), certain infections, or just a skin rash/exczema. High levels of stress (anxiety) or stress hormones can sometimes cause this too. ...Read more

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Sudden fainting attack with normal bp, normal pulse, pallor ... What may be the cause ?

Sudden fainting attack with normal bp, normal pulse, pallor ... What may be the cause ?

See Doctor: In your age fainting is probably due to a vasovagal event. I recommend to see your regular doctor to examine you and possibly run some testing. ...Read more

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Can lipomas be white in color if its just under pale skin?

Can lipomas be white in color if its just under pale skin?

Yes, usually pale: A lipoma is composed of fatty tissue and is a common soft tissue benign tumor. Lipomas are generally found underneath the skin in the fatty layer, are soft to the touch, usually movable, and are generally painless. The color of a lipoma is pinkish yellow and pale, so it does not usually impart a color to the overlying skin. If bothersome, a lipoma can be removed surgically as an outpatient. ...Read more

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Why is it that during my monthly period, i look white pale skin and feel cold? Is it normal?

Why is it that during my monthly period, i look white pale skin and feel cold? Is it normal?

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

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For 1 wk I have had a small pimple/white head surrounded by oval patch of pale skin on the shaft of my penis, no pain, itching, or irritation.

HPV: could possibly be a genital wart, it's best to see a picture or see a physician to diagnose the condition. It can be treated by cutting it, applying medicine topically or even freezing it. ...Read more

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Is type 1she has stomach pain, no energy, dry swollen sore lips, pale skin with dark circles urine sample protein, white blood cells.Is this kidneys ?

DKA: Diabetic ketoacidosis can be a serious complication of type 1 diabetes. It can manifest with abdominal pain, diminished energy/fatigue/malaise, and symptoms of severe dehydration such as dry lips and mucosa, pal skin and sunken eyes which may appear as "dark circles". Other systemic illness can also manifest this way. Dka is considered an emergency and requires treatment in the emergency room. ...Read more

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Can ivig give me pallor, and chills with a fever?

Can ivig give me pallor, and chills with a fever?

Yes: Intravenous immunoglobulin (ivig) are blood products that are made out of antibodies (immunoglobulins). They are made out of protein structures to which our immune system may react to, among other things giving, you above symptoms. In addition, they may be other serious causes. Therefore, if you are experiencing these symptoms you should immediately contact your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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How long does pallor associated with baby iron deficiency last?

How long does pallor associated with baby iron deficiency last?

Not long.: Iron deficiency corrects pretty quickly with iron treatment. If the level of anemia was severe it may take longer. I would say that the pallor should be gone when the hemoglobin is around 9 g/dl. It takes about a week to increase the hemoglobin by 1. For babies, i would expect to have the pallor resolved by 1 month's time certainly. If not, things should be re-evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Meaning of pallor and breathlessness on exertion. Anemia?

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Meaning of pallor and breathlessness on exertion. Anemia?

Could be: Pallor is one of the sign of anemia. Shortness of breath on exertion presents when your body does not get enough/adequate oxygenation- either from anemia/decreased level of hb ( not enough hb to carries o2 to the lung and other vital organs), or other causes- such as problems with the lungs/heart. You should see your md to have a complete evaluation to find the cause and further treatment. ...Read more

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Constant yawning when sitting or standing still, alleviated by moving around or lying down. Also facial pallor and extreme fatigue. Help?

Constant yawning when sitting or standing still, alleviated by moving around or lying down. Also facial pallor and extreme fatigue. Help?

Possible anemia: Based on what you are describing this could be caused by anemia or low hemoglobin. It could also be caused by other conditions so in your case I would recommend have a doctor take a look at you and order some tests. ...Read more

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What causes: profuse sweating of only the head and face, pallor, of only the head and face, associated with extreme pressure in the head? Treatment?

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What causes: profuse sweating of  only the head and face, pallor, of only the head and face, associated with extreme pressure in the head? Treatment?

? Thoracic outlet: Syndrome can cause similar symptoms where the blood flow feels more prominent in the face and neck. Any kind of obstruction to the outflow of blood from head, neck and arms can cause these symptoms- but these conditions are pretty rare. Agree with dr young, pheo can also cause such symptoms. ...Read more

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