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causes of blue lips in adults

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Probably not: No.

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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Maybe: Blue lips are usually related to a reduced blood oxygen level. If you have raynauds, this could be a cause. Lupus itself should not cause blue lips un ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Yes: In extreme cases.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jaime Quejada
34 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
A slight bluish: Tinge in dark-skinned people is a variant of normal from melanin pigmentation; but a prominent bluish color needs to be evaluated for low oxygenation.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
33 years experience Cardiology
Reynaud's...: Cold causes small blood vessel's to go into spasm, the so-called reynaud's phenomenon. It can be treated with calcium channel blocking drugs, like Pr ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Many things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Probably nothing: If yo say that there is nothing else abnormal, meaning heart exam, oxygen saturation in the blood or any sign of infection, it may very well be a tran ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
ER, please!: Chest pain, shortness of breath and blue lips are alarming symptoms. Please call 911 now
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
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Go see doctor now: Without being to examine your daughter and getting more of a history, having a high fever with cold extremities and bluish lips could be the signs of ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
10 years experience Family Medicine
It can: Discoloration due to iron deficiency means decreased oxygen carrying capacity of blood. Please discuss it in detail with a physician.

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