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Pale skin

Contents for Paleness
  1. Introduction: Paleness
  2. Causes (536 conditions)
  3. Causes of Types
  4. Drug causes (37 listings)
  5. Drug interaction causes (128 listings)
  6. Diagnostic tests (22 listings)
  7. Questions your doctor may ask (and why) (27 listings)
  8. Combined symptoms
  9. News (4 listings)


Pale skin: Pale skin is listed as an alternate name or description for symptom:

Causes of Paleness (Pale skin): See detailed list of causes below.

Paleness (medical symptom): Whitening or pallor of the skin

Introduction: Pale skin

Paleness (medical symptom): 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.

Causes of Paleness (Pale skin)

The list of medical condition causes of Paleness (Pale skin) includes:

  • Stress
  • Physical exertion
  • Lack of sun exposure
  • Normal genetic variation
  • Illness

All 536 causes of Paleness

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More Symptom Information for Pale skin

For a medical symptom description of 'Pale skin', the following symptom information may be relevant to the symptoms: Paleness (symptom). However, note that other causes of the symptom 'Pale skin' may be possible.

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