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Cyanosis and lack of oxygen

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  • Posted By: daisy50
  • December 7, 2006
  • 09:04 PM


Briefly, at times, if feels as if I do not have sufficient oxygen, feel very unwell and nails and lips go blue. Oxygen sat goes down. I went to A&E with this, but by the time I arrive, I was better. However, the doctor took the oxygen saturation and it was down to 93% at that time. On the otherhand, I think that the oxygen sat was much lower during the incident.

This rarely occured. But now, it is happening almost everyday.

The doctor suggested that I may have old blood clots on the lungs.

Briefly: I have varicose veins, and a saphena varix in the right groin. I am having a scan because the femoral vein is not functioning properly.

I have had a suspected heart attack on 15 Nov 06.

Now an echo showed possible cardiomyopathy, left ventricular dysfunction, functional mitral regurgitation, triscupid regurgitation, hypokinesis?

I look forward to what can I do to find out what is causing the symptoms of feeling lack of oxygen, but not breathing or gasping for air and becoming cyanotic whilst feeling very unwell.

Many thanks for your replies.


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