Common "Hypoxia" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Hypoxia is when tissues of a body part or an organ are deprived of sufficient oxygen supply. Hypoxia can be localized (affecting a part of the body) or generalized (affecting the entire body). The symptoms of hypoxia are fatigue, numbness, headaches, breathlessness, blue discoloration of the skin (cyanosis), and hypotension.

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Is mild hydrocephalus dangerous?

Query: Hi doctor, My present ultrasound is showing mild hydrocephalus with breech presentation (36 weeks) dilated 13 mm ventricle. No genetic disorder was reported earlier in the second trimester. All the previous ultrasound showed normal and sound growth of the fetus. I had no past problem conceiving my ...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagasirisha Naredla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Hydrocephalusmeans an increase in fluid content in the fluid spaces of the brain. This can keep increasing in size or remain the same. Hydrocephalus was detected in the last trimester. As it is now 36 weeks wait for the baby to get delivered. As there is fetal hypoxia...  Read Full »

Can several tiny t2 and flair signal abnormalities in my MRI report be due to head trauma?

Query: Hi doctor, In a 31-year-old female with a height of 5.2 feet and a weight of 180 pounds, there are several tiny t2 and flair signal abnormalities predominantly within the subcortical white matter of the cerebral hemispheres in her MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) results. She is currently taking Est...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read carefully your MRI report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and would explain that these findings do not have clinical significance. They could be related to birth hypoxia or migraine. I would like to know the medical history of the patient. Doe...  Read Full »

Will quitting alcohol and cigarettes improve my blood tests?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from hypertension since few years, and I am currently on medication Telmisartan. I am an alcoholic and smoker, and I smoke approximately 15 cigarettes a day for the last five years. My current CBC report suggests high RBC, hemoglobin, and PCV. Though it reduced slightly ...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi,Welcome to have gone through your attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity).The diagnosis is polycythemia. Polycythemia can be secondary or primary. Secondary polycythemia occurs because of hypoxia, which activates the oxygen sensor and more erythropoietin is...  Read Full »

I was admitted to the ER with shortness of breath due to cancer-related pneumonitis. Can I refuse mechanical ventilation despite my worsening hypoxia?

Query: Hello doctor, I was admitted to the ER with shortness of breath due to cancer-related pneumonitis. I recently finished my first round of treatments a few weeks ago, but steroids have not been effective, and my condition is worsening, causing hypoxia. The doctors are suggesting mechanical ventilation...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. I would like to inform you that shortness of breath can lead to depleted oxygen and increased carbon dioxide levels in the lungs, which a ventilator can help replenish. Prolonged hypoxia not only affects the lungs but can ...  Read Full »

I am taking seizure medications. Should I continue them?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 50-year-old female, and my weight is 160 lbs. I had COVID three months ago. During that period, I fell asleep with a mask on while lying flat on my back. I had a seizure due to a lack of oxygen. Since then, I have taken Keppra 1000 mg daily and then reduced the dosage to 500 mg ...  Read Full »

Dr. Seyedaidin Sajedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Tablet Keppra (Levetiracetam 100 mg) may cause some side effects such as nervousness, anxiety, or aggressiveness in some consumers. In response to your question, I suggest that, according to your history, you have had a provoked seizure. It...  Read Full »

What can cause chest pain, breathing difficulty, and bluish discoloration of nails?

Query: Hi doctor,I have chest pain for a week. Sometimes, I have difficulty in breathing with a sore throat and sleep problems. I notice a change in the color of the nails. Before it was reddish and now it is pale violet or blue. I have a cold with a dry throat.  Read Full »

Dr. Alexander Davis

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You can have severe lung infection with hypoxia. As you are in the midst of a pandemic, you can also have COVID-19 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) in an advanced stage. The change in the color of nails with violet or blue indicates a red flag and you n...  Read Full »

Does hypoxia occur if breathing is completely cut off?

Query: Hi doctor, I am worried about a parent whose child tried the popular choking game. They used a tie to go around their neck a few times. She told me the child did not pass out and continued to breathe when the cord was around their neck. Breathing was constricted, not as deep as when they would typi...  Read Full »

Dr. Gursimran Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Hypoxia to the brain occurs when breathing is completely stopped for a few minutes. There are signs and symptoms of hypoxia brain injury, and in that case, walking, eating, and almost every other daily activity will be affected. The judgment will be affected for a fe...  Read Full »

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