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what causes lips to turn blue

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Several things: You need to be thoroughly evaluated by your doctor. Only then can you find out what's going on and what can be done for you.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Probably not: No.
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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Cheek bite for one: One cause can be a cheek bite that caused bleeding below the tissue, but not enough of a bite to cause a laceration or tear so that the blood leaked o ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Unusual: If you are on blood thinners, these could be bruises. They could also be venous lakes (essentially small varicose vein type lesions) or they cold be n ... Read More
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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. E. Johnson
29 years experience Emergency Medicine
Go to the Doctor!: Your mom could have suffered a heart attack or even a life-threatening heart arrhythmia (not beating right or in sync). Do not delay...Get your mom t ... Read More
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