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What is blue lips

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 41 years experience
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
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Blue lips: Blue lips - blue discoloration of lips is likely due to cyanosis (poor oxygenation).
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Cardiology 34 years experience
Need to see MD: Blue lips can be a sign of many things, some serious. Your child needs to see a physician asap.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jaime Quejada
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 34 years experience
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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 33 years experience
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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