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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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Hello, I have very pale skin to the extent where people have recently been asking if I'm I'll, almost grey. Labs are all with in normal parameters and physical exam didn't reveal anything abnormal. I've made changes to my diet, increased my daily water co

Dry?: Xerosis (dry skin) causes an ashy grey-white appearance at times. Other illnesses to be considered could include Argyria (silver toxicity), alkaptonuria (inherited metabolic disease) or Wilson's disease (abnormal copper metabolism). More educated suggestions could be offered through virtual consult and closer examination of skin and nails. ...Read more

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Is it ok that an infant stool is pale yellow after 3 days it turned gray. He is 4 months and a half old. Is it ok? Thank you

Is it ok that an infant stool is pale yellow after 3 days it turned gray. He is 4 months and a half old. Is it ok? Thank you

Yes: Transient pale-colored stooling is observed in healthy infants and children not too infrequently. Pale stool close to chalk in jaundiced infant or red stool with diarrhea or tarry stool needs medical attention. ...Read more

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My mom 60, bleeding after menopause for 6months now, no symptoms at all other than bleeding and she is ashy gray, pale in her face.What could it be?

My mom 60, bleeding after menopause for 6months now, no symptoms at all other than bleeding and she is ashy gray, pale in her face.What could it be?

The thing you: Need to do is get her in to an ob/gyn. She needs an endometrial biopsy or ultrasound to rule out uterine cancer. Most uterine cancers are relieved byu hysterectomy but if you wait and that is the problem is can get worse. Also need to watch for anemia; get her in as soon as possible. Good luck. ...Read more

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My left hand and knuckles are bluish gray andmy whole left hand is pale. Is this an emergency?

My left hand and knuckles are bluish gray andmy whole left hand is pale. Is this an emergency?

Yes: You may have problems with the blood supply to your hand. Go to the Emergency Department. I hope it all turns out well. ...Read more

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My 41 year old daughter has been on methadone for 7 years and she has lost all her finger nails difficult time urinating she looks very pale almost gray and is not ini good physical health who can help me.

My 41 year old daughter has been on methadone for 7 years and she has lost all her finger nails difficult time urinating she looks very pale almost gray and is not ini good physical health who can help me.

Its not methadone: She may have any of a number of health problems. The most common are hepatitis c, hepatitis b and HIV (aids). She may also be using other drugs, particularly methamphetamine, which can cause many problems. Or, it may be totally unrelated. Your daughter needs a good medical evaluation, but only she can decide to do that. You can attend alanon meetings which can help you understand her addiction. ...Read more

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My 16 yr old daughter just showed me that both of her little toes have turned pale grey and hurt. What to do??

My 16 yr old daughter just showed me that both of her little toes have turned pale grey and hurt. What to do??

Pale grey skin..: ...suggests a lack of oxygenated blood. Skin which is getting a good blood supply is nice and pink. This requires immediate medical attention. She may have a problem with the circulation in the foot, such a Raynaud's disease. I presume she has not been in the cold: frostbite. Other inflammatory conditions or even breathing problems could contribute. See doc now! Good wishes:) ...Read more

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I have had very light brown (but completely brown) stools lately. Would a 'pale stool' actually be white/ grey?

I have had very light brown (but completely brown) stools lately. Would a 'pale stool' actually be white/ grey?

Stools now "pale"?: Bile ; your gut's bacterial flora account in large part for color ; volume of stool. Absence of bile results in pale (acholic) stool. Lots of other things also affect stool appearance: ingested foods, medications (peptobismol, antacids), swallowed blood or bleeding from gut, infection/antibiotics, inflammation, maldigestion, ; the amount of mucus mixed with stool, as well as transit time of food. ...Read more

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Slipped up and purged for two days, stool is now pale, green and grey. Constipation as well. Should I be concerned?

Slipped up and purged for two days, stool is now pale, green and grey. Constipation as well. Should I be concerned?

About purging? yes: Stool isn't the real concern. It's purging. Sounds like you're trying to battle bulimia, which is commendable. Make sure you're battling w/all tools available. Work closely w/eating disorders specialist. Stool changes likely related to vomiting bile instead of letting it pass into stool, &from dehydration. If stool changes persist several days after resuming normal diet, seek medical care. ...Read more

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My two ear old's earlobe was red and swollen for two weeks and now it turned purple with a small grey/pale area in the middle. What can this be?

My two ear old's earlobe was red and swollen for two weeks and now it turned purple with a small grey/pale area in the middle. What can this be?

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more