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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Sudden Paleness And Fainting

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Why am I going pale and passing out for no reason?

Why am I going pale and passing out for no reason?

Anemia, medications: If you are pale and passing out, you should have your blood pressure checked and blood checked for anemia. Anemia can be caused by many things, including iron deficiency. If your blood pressure is low you should consume more fluids. However, the best thing is to get checked by your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Rajiva Goyal
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Syncope (Definition)

Loss of consciousness and postural tone caused by diminished cerebral blood flow. Syncope may indicate a particular medical condition, however often it may occur in an otherwise healthy individual. It is a common problem, accounting for 3% ...Read more


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My face goes from tomoto hot red to pale sickness white for no apparent reason. I also get hot for no reason. I'm only 29?

My face goes from tomoto hot red to pale sickness white for no apparent reason. I also get hot for no reason. I'm only 29?

Flushing: You are describing facial flushing, which can occur for many reasons. It can be due to certain medications and supplements (such as niacin) or physical causes including a sudden increase in blood pressure. There are hormonal and other causes also. See your pcp who can obtain a thorough history including any associated symptoms, which may help identify the nature of the problem. ...Read more

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What is the reason for occasional pale stools?

What is the reason for occasional pale stools?

Let me help you: Stool comes in a range of colors. All shades of brown and even green are considered normal. Only rarely does stool color indicate a potentially serious intestinal condition.
A lack of bile in stool. This may indicate a bile duct obstruction.
Certain medications, such as large doses of (kaopectate, pepto-bismol) and other anti-diarrheal drugs. ...Read more

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What could be the reason for appearance of a pale brown line along the nail since more than five years? The lady is 62 year old

What could be the reason for appearance of a pale brown line along the nail since more than five years? The lady is 62 year old

Mole: Solitary pigmentary streaks along a nail can be due a mole developing in the nail matrix, the portion of the nail under the cuticle the grows the nail plate. The streak may also be idiopathic benign pigmentary streaking. In some cases, however the streaking may represent a dangerous growth such as a melanoma. In this case, the streak can affect the cuticle too. See a dermatologist to evaluate. ...Read more

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Whenever I take a narcotic my face turns pale. Is there a reason for this?

Whenever I take a narcotic my face turns pale. Is there a reason for this?

Not sure: Physiologically speaking the narcotic may reduce your blood pressure a bit causing a reaction where you constrict the vessils to maintain an adequate pressure thus the face looses some of its color.
Best guess, its not a known side affect of narcotics ...Read more

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The white section of my eyes has a pale blue 8mm thick ring around them and is increasing in size everyday? Is there a reason for this?

The white section of my eyes has a pale blue 8mm thick ring around them and is increasing in size everyday? Is there a reason for this?

Scleral thinning: As you age or if you have high myopia the sclera (white part of your eye) is thinned and the dark uveal tissue deep to it becomes more visible. The dark color of the uvea is reflected back through the sclera and the light is scattered creating a bluish appearance...just as light is scattered in the atmosphere making it blue and in the oceans (oxymetazoline). ...Read more

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Whole face is constantly flushed for no reason. I'm 18, on Accutane with pale skin. I do wear sunscreen everyday. Any thoughts?

Whole face is constantly flushed for no reason. I'm 18, on Accutane with pale skin. I do wear sunscreen everyday. Any thoughts?

Organic skin care: Try pangea products. They are plant based and help skin inflammation and rosacea. http://www. Pangeaorganics. Com/buffalo. ...Read more

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My skin is quite pale, and probably a reason why dark circles under my eyes are more visual. What can I do other than sleep more to look healthier?

My skin is quite pale, and probably a reason why dark circles under my eyes are more visual. What can I do other than sleep more to look healthier?

Treat allergies: If you have pale skin and dark circles under your eyes, you could be allergic. Look for runny/itchy eyes/nose w/ sneezing. If you have these, take zyrtec/claritin/allegra daily. This will reduce the blood vessel congestion under your eyes that looks dark through thin/light skin. ...Read more

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TSH 13.26, taking medicine of hypothyroidism since 2week, nipples are discharging now, color is pale white. What is the reason? Is it Galactorrhea?

TSH 13.26, taking medicine of hypothyroidism since 2week, nipples are discharging now, color is pale white. What is the reason? Is it Galactorrhea?

YES GALACTORRHEA: Yes you can get Galactorrhea in Thyroid disorder with elevated TSH due to Hypothyroidism as it is known to increase Prolactin Level
After treatment with Thyroid Hormone therapy the Prolactin level comes down as TSH comes to normal level and Galactorrhea will stop ...Read more

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What could be causing extreme fatigue, weakness, paleness, night sweats, chills, fever, feeling a lose of temperature control, bruising without reason?

What could be causing extreme fatigue, weakness, paleness, night sweats, chills, fever, feeling a lose of temperature control, bruising without reason?

Serious sx's: Nothing pleasant that I can think of. Have you been to a physician? If not, please do go for exam and evaluation. It could be numerous infections or autoimmune or even something as awful as malignancy, so please don't put that off. Take care. ...Read more

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What causes passing out, paleness and becoming cold? All at one time. This has happend three times now this year.

What causes passing out, paleness and becoming cold? All at one time. This has happend three times now this year.

Syncope: Multiple possibilities, usually due to blood pressure drops or cardiac disorders. Chemical imbalances including endocrine issues can complicate the issue. ...Read more

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I've had infrequent episodes of waking at night with abdominal cramps, diarrhea and break into intense cold sweats, almost passing out, turning pale.?

Irritable bowel: Syndrome can present like this. The sweats, pallor, almost passing out are a response mediated by the vagal nerve. Your doctor will need to examine you and consider testing for the conditions leading to IBS. ...Read more

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Sudden, severe cramping in waves at the onset of menstruation. I became very weak and pale, knees buckled and near passing out. Another ectopic?

Sudden, severe cramping in waves at the onset of menstruation. I became very weak and pale, knees buckled and near passing out. Another ectopic?

Preg test: If you were having an ectopic pregnancy then your pregnancy test would be positive. Take one now. If negative consider birth control to help decrease the painful periods. ...Read more

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Does my skin pass as pale skin if I use fairness cremes?

Does my skin pass as pale skin if I use fairness cremes?

Why?: Why do you want to "pass" as anything? Embrace the skin that you have. Be proud of it. ...Read more

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If a person has full blown aids, &they look sick and pale, does that mean they will pass away soon? I have a family member whom I am concerned about.

If a person has full blown aids, &they look sick and pale, does that mean they will pass away soon? I have a family member whom I am concerned about.

Not necessarily: It does not necessarily mean they will pass away soon. They need a good HIV specialist to care for them. Meds to make appetite increase and build muscle back. Hiv meds to bring the immune system back. Don't lose hope. ...Read more

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My wife has had a few episodes over the past 5 years. She gets dizzy, lightheaded, feels like she is going to pass out and her lips also turn pale.

My wife has had a few episodes over the past 5 years. She gets dizzy, lightheaded, feels like she is going to pass out and her lips also turn pale.

Swooning: In the old South, they used to call this "swooning". It was practically expected of Southern Belles to "swoon" if they became emotionally upset in some way. However, it may not be as romantic a situation in the case of your wife. Fainting is no longer taken lightly, even in the South. Please have your wife see a cardiologist to rule out heart problems causing the fainting. ...Read more

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I'm passing urine around 8 times per day (past 48 hrs) and normally I only go once or twice and I drink around one glass of water per day. The urine pale yellow-colourless. What are the causes?

I'm passing urine around 8 times per day (past 48 hrs) and normally I only go once or twice and I drink around one glass of water per day. The urine pale yellow-colourless. What are the causes?

You need to call ur: Dr. It seems that you may be having a infection starting. If it gets to feeling that you're having a burning sensation too, besides frequency, it will require possible medications. So you should be drinking several glasses of water a day to flush out the bacteria and keep well hydrated as infection can occur when you are only drinking one glass of water per day. Watch for chills and fever too. ...Read more

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I started passing tissue like substance in my stools, they are pale and sometimes looks like (salmon color) chunks scared?

I started passing tissue like substance in my stools, they are pale and sometimes looks like (salmon color) chunks scared?

See a doctor: If you are passing what looks like tissue in your stools, please see a doctor as soon as possible. Your doctor will take a full history, perform an examination, and recommend appropriate tests, likely a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Tilt table test. I didn't pass out. But kinda blacked out. Lost my vision and was dangling. Got hot and pale. Wat does this mean?

Tilt table test. I didn't pass out. But kinda blacked out. Lost my vision and was dangling. Got hot and pale. Wat does this mean?

More info: What it means depends on what your heart rate and blood pressure did during your symptoms. The doctor that performed the test will interpret it for you. This is a test for neurocardiogenic syncope, which may indicate an overactive respond that cause bradycardia or hypotension, and may lead to syncope. ...Read more

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Spotting lightly and pink color, noticing that im passing pale pieces of tissue. Pregnant or concer. Mild cramping?

Spotting lightly and pink color, noticing that im passing pale pieces of tissue. Pregnant or concer. Mild cramping?

Spotting: You can take a home pregnancy test but either way, you should see an OB and have an exam as there might be other reasons. ...Read more

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If a child is pale, coughing, cannot keep their eyes open and shivering sometimes what illness do they have? Can they pass it onto adults?

If a child is pale, coughing, cannot keep their eyes open and shivering sometimes what illness do they have? Can they pass it onto adults?

Hard to say: This is a collection of problems that should be evaluated today by your doc. It could be quite serious and may be contagious. ...Read more

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8 yo flu shot today, was fine for about 5 min, then was in the rm while bro had lead test. Turned very pale felt sick, almost passed out. Concerned?

No: I don't believe so, sounds like your child had a vasovagal reaction from seeing his brother get his lead test. This is very common in stressful situations such as getting shots or donating blood. Only a problem if it's recurrent. When it happens, have the person lie down w their legs raised at the first sign of an episode. ...Read more

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Wanting to know why my grandson who lives us has fowl smelling pale bowel motions and passing wind non stop, he is 5yrs old?

Wanting to know why my grandson who lives us has fowl smelling pale bowel motions and passing wind non stop, he is 5yrs old?

Multiple causes: If these symptoms are chronic he could have a food allergy or sensitivity, most commonly these are to dairy products or glutens. Or if this is new he might have a bacterial, viral, or parasitic gut infection. Does he have any pain, or fever? He should see a doctor, have some stool and possibly blood tests, and possibly food sensitivity testing if those are negative. ...Read more

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My dad has a normal no but a low heart rate in the 40s. He's pale looking. Yesterday he passed out for unknown amount of time. What is there to do?

Syncope: He may have passed out from a number of reasons. I see that he has hypertension, I would be concerned that his blood pressure is too low. Also his low heart rate is concerning. He needs to be evaluated as soon as possible by his doctor to figure out what is going on. Good luck to you both. ...Read more

Passed Out (Definition)

Or passing out implies loss of consciousness. Frequently a cardiac ...Read more