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A 22-year-old female asked about a 23-year-old female:

My bffs daughter. 4 yrs old, doesn't have breathing problems but her lips randomly turn dark blue.. what's causing this?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
Blue lips: This may indicate a cardiac issue, she needs to mention it to the pediatrician.
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Dr. Craig MacArthur
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 35 years experience
In addition to cardiac issue like tetralogy of Fallot, methemoglobin or other hemoglobin variant that causes cyanosis (blue lips) are possibilities
Aug 24, 2013
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Agree with Dr MacArthur
Aug 25, 2013
Dr. Jon Spiers
Thoracic Surgery 32 years experience
Could be serious: Blue lips are not normal so i suggest a consultation with a pediatrician asap.
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Last updated Sep 11, 2013

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