A 28-year-old female asked:
My 5 week old baby was born with purplish inner lips. over the weeks its seems to be getting darker. should i be worried that she isn't getting enough oxygen?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Evaluation: Very often signs of congenital pulmonary or cardiac disease appear in the first weeks of life. I would also suggest checking her nail and skin color. Poor growth and sweating during feeds is another concerning sign. Please see your Pediatrician soon and a virtual inbox photo may also be uploaded to Healthtap for review and consultation.
76 viewsAnswered May 16, 2020
Last updated May 16, 2020
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