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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Pale Skin (Definition)

Pale skin is a clinical finding that suggests anemia or inadequate amount of oxygen carrying hemoglobin ...Read more


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16. Female.108lbs 5'7ft. No medications. absence seizures. Spinning sensation. Severe fatigue. Enlarge nodes. easy bleeding and bruising. Pale skin?

16. Female.108lbs 5'7ft. No medications. absence seizures. Spinning sensation. Severe fatigue. Enlarge nodes. easy bleeding and bruising. Pale skin?

What is your questio: What is your question.With all these symptoms I hope you are under medical care,if not you should make an appointment with your Primary Care Doctor. Need a detailed History and Physical EXAM,Blood Test and may need more test depeding on the working Diagnosis ...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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Meaning of pallor and breathlessness on exertion. Anemia?

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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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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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