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A 48-year-old member asked:

why does the cold cause you to be pale and get blue lips and fingertips?

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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 Procardia or nimotop (nimodipine). It is related to Insulin resistance, so avoiding simple carbs is a good idea to prevent it.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

What could be causing me to always have such pale/blue lips?

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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 tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How can I cure my blue lips?

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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 what to do about it.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What does it mean if you have recurrent blue lips?

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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 lung disorders, or particular types of heart defects or congestive heart failure. Extreme cold can cause vessel constriction leading to cyanosis. If the condition persists, see your doctor.
Henderson, NV
A 18-year-old female asked about a 19-year-old male:

Can lupus cause blue lips?

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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 unless issues like major cardiac or pulmonary involvement is present. Speak with your rheumatologist.
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A 33-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Blue lips?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Blue lips: Blue lips - blue discoloration of lips is likely due to cyanosis (poor oxygenation).

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