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Why do your lips turn blue

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Concerning: There are some normal pigment changes in the mucous membranes during pregnancy but serious medical conditions should be ruled out first. Low oxygen fr... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
Neurosurgery 54 years experience
Circulation?: Cold-induced blue discoloration (cyanosis) can be circulatory, allergic, due to cancer or autoimmune diseases. However this is not a disease--it is a ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Perhaps: her circulation isn't as good as it was in the past. Take care.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
CYANOSIS: Cold temperature can constrict the blood vessels on your lips called cyanosis. This is a bad sign when you are asthmatic, meaning go to er at once!
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Not enough oxygen: Time to take her to see her family doc or have him/her make a house call. Someone needs to measure her oxygen level (very easy to do w/fingertip senso... Read More
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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Cardiology 23 years experience
See doctor: Many conditions such as cardiac, pulmonary, neurologic and blood disorders may be the cause. Need comprehensive evaluation and testing. See your pedia... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Hard to say: Put you finger pad under your eye and pull down. If the soft inner lining of your lid is nice & pink, your lips are not blue from a bad heart, but... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Blue spots: Might be due to dilated blood vessels.
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

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