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Blue Lips (Overview)

Blue lips - blue discoloration of lips is likely due to cyanosis (poor oxygenation).


Blue Lips (Overview)

Blue lips - blue discoloration of lips is likely due to cyanosis (poor oxygenation).


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What does it mean if you have recurrent blue lips?

What does it mean if you have recurrent blue lips?

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. ...Read more

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How can I cure my blue lips?

How can I cure my blue lips?

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. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of blue spot on lips at localised area due to minor injury and what s d treatment?

What is the treatment of blue spot on lips at localised area  due to minor injury and what s d treatment?

Mucocele: What you described is consistent with a mucocele. Mucus has accumulated in tissue due to injury to a small salivary gland in the lip. It may need to be removed surgically so you should consult a doctor. Consult this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/mucocele-causes-symptoms-and-treatment ...Read more

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My son who is 11 has blue lips, i suffer from cardiomyopathy. It is genetic. What are some treatment options for him?

My son who is 11 has blue lips, i suffer from cardiomyopathy. It is genetic. What are some treatment options for him?

Evaluation: Many cardiomyopathies are genetic in origin, and often the inheritance pattern is autosomal dominant. Regardless of signs of symptoms, you son is at risk for cardiomyopathy (either dilated or hypertrophic) and he should be evaluated by a pediatric cardiologist comfortable with evaluating patients with a family history of cardiomyopathy. ...Read more

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Can blue lips be a sign of a drug overdose?

Can blue lips be a sign of a drug overdose?

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 examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Bicuspid aortic valve & aortic stenosis & baby sometime gets blue lips and tongue, what to do?

Bicuspid aortic valve & aortic stenosis & baby sometime gets blue lips and tongue, what to do?

Pediatric cardiologi: Who has a bicuspid aortic valve, parent or baby?Take baby to pediatric cardiologist, several to choose in cleveland. Baby needs an echocardiogram, possibly cardiac ct or mri. How old is the baby?Do not waste time , take baby today. ...Read more

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How can I cure my blue lips?

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. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have recurrent blue lips?

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. ...Read more

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Can blue lips be a sign of a drug overdose?

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 examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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My one year old has had blue lips off and on for a week. Any suggestions?

My one year old has had blue lips off and on for a week. Any suggestions?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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What can I do if my one year old has had blue lips off and on for about a week. Any suggestions?

Need to see MD: Blue lips can be a sign of many things, some serious. Your child needs to see a physician asap. ...Read more

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My mom had blue lips.Why?

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 temporary phenomenon after a polar lunge. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause blue lips?

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. ...Read more

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Which is the cause of blue lips and gums in toddlers?

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. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more