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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Many things can cause these symptoms. You need to see your doctor. He/she whill perform a thorough examination to see what's going on and tell you w ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience Cardiology
Low oxygen level: Bluish discoloration of the skin or lips is called cyanosis, and is generally caused by a low oxygen level or vasoconstriction. Typical causes are lu ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Blue lips: Blue lips - blue discoloration of lips is likely due to cyanosis (poor oxygenation).
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Probably not: No.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including ex ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
33 years experience Cardiology
Need to see MD: Blue lips can be a sign of many things, some serious. Your child needs to see a physician asap.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Hypoxia ????: Could represent inadequate oxygenation. She needs evaluation with her physician unless she's a mbrr of the polar ice swimming club & this was a tempo ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Yes: In extreme cases.

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