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Paleness

Paleness: Introduction

Further information about Paleness is below, or review more specific information about these types of Paleness: White fingers, Whitening, White Nails, White patches, Hypopigmentation or other types.

Several severe illnesses lead to general pallor of the body ranging from anemia to leukemia to heart conditions. Localized pallor can also occur in areas of poor circulation such as the hands and fingers in Raynaud's phenomenon. Paleness of the skin needs to be distinguished from other symptoms such as whitening of the skin or hypopigmentation (loss of skin pigment). Any form of paleness or pallor needs medical investigation....more »

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Causes of Paleness:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Paleness. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Paleness

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Causes of Types of Paleness:

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Paleness: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Paleness, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Paleness Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Paleness may include:

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Stories from Users for Paleness

Real-life user stories relating to Paleness:

Message Boards for Paleness

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Paleness or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Paleness:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Paleness. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Look for signs of anemia - e.g. pallor of skin, pallor of nail beds and sclera of eyes.
    • Look for signs of heart failure including low blood pressure, increased pulse rate, heart murmur, crackles in lungs and swollen ankles
    • Looking for possible causes of anemia - e.g. signs of chronic liver failure, neurological signs suggesting possible pernicious anemia.
    • Examine for enlarged thyroid which may indicate presence of thyroid disease associated with vitiligo
  • more tests...»

Paleness: Animations

Medications or substances causing Paleness:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Paleness as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Drug interactions causing Paleness:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Paleness as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors and overripe bananas interaction
  • Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors and Acutrim Late Day Strength Appetite Suppressant interaction
  • Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors and Acutrim II Maximum Strength Appetite Suppressant interaction
  • Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors and Acutrim 16 Hour Steady Control Appetite Suppressant interaction
  • Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors and Actifed Plus interaction
  • Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors and Actifed Sinus Daytime/Nighttime interaction
  • Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors and Actifed Syrup interaction
  • more interactions...»

Paleness: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Paleness may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Paleness

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Paleness. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist here.

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Paleness: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Paleness

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Anemia undiagnosed in pregnancy: The onset of anemia (low red blood cells) in pregnancy is sometimes overlooked, despite it being a well-known complication of pregnancy. The problem may be that the main symptom, i.e....read more »

Psoriasis often undiagnosed cause of skin symptoms in children: Children who suffer from the skin disorder called psoriasis can often go undiagnosed. The main problem is that psoriasis is rare in children, and not often seen by physicians for this reason....read more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis)....read more »

Paleness: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Paleness: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Organs affected by Paleness:

The list of organs typically affected by Paleness may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Paleness

The list below shows some of the causes of Paleness mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Paleness?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Paleness. Of the 536 causes of Paleness that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 5 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 8 causes are "common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 4 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 20 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 515 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Paleness:

The following list of conditions have 'Paleness' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Paleness:

The following list of medical conditions have Paleness or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Paleness Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Paleness based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Paleness?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Paleness, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Paleness:

    Subtypes of Paleness:

    White fingers (9 causes), Whitening (69 causes), White Nails (45 causes), White patches (12 causes), Hypopigmentation (71 causes), Vitiligo (10 causes), Decreased pigmentation (15 causes), Uremic frost (5 causes), White skin patches (14 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Paleness:

    Skin color changes (2348 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes), Skin color symptoms (2348 causes)

    Symptoms related to Paleness:

    Whitening (69 causes), Hypopigmentation (71 causes), Skin color changes (2348 causes), Fever (2274 causes), Anemia (926 causes), Iron deficiency, Sickle cell anemia, Celiac disease, Intussusception (15 causes), Thallesemia, Haemolytic anemia, Koilonychias, Leuconychia (23 causes), Aplastic anemia, Haemolytic disease of newborn, Rh incompatibility, Carcinoma colon

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    Medical News summaries about Paleness

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