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What Does Blue Bloater Mean
Older Terms: These are older terms- the pink puffer classically described a patient with emphysema (thin, pink means oxygenated). The blue bloated means a patient with chronic bronchitis (poorly oxygenated- blue and overweight). We now know there is a lot of overlap between these two types of patients. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: It is common to use the term blue baby to describe an infant with a congenital heart defect that prevents the addition of sufficient oxygen to keep baby pink. Some might use the term to describe any infant requiring respiratory support at birth. In my experience, the are all blue as they are delivered as they need/get less o2 in the womb, but pink up the first minute or so when breathing normally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blue urine: You need to check what you eat / swallowed/drank. Your question remind me old hospital trick when spirit was in use instead of denaturates that are in use novadays. Dye was admixtured to spirit making it look and taste not very pleasant. Those who however consumed this mixture had latter unusually colored urine. ...Read more
Depends: the blue tint does not bother me but if it is raised and painful I would see your dentist to evaluate the area. ...Read more
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No: Codes vary from hospital to hospital, but "code blue" often means a cardiac arrest or other serious medical situation. The purpose of the code is to quickly summon providers to prevent a death. Many hospitals are moving toward "plain language" codes which may demystify such announcements in the future. ...Read more
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