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Is purple-bluish skin normal?

Is purple-bluish skin normal?

Skin color: This an indication of purpura (blood under the skin). As a patient ages, the skin thins, and this can be a normal phenomenon, especially if the patient is on blood thinners, aspirin, nsaids, vitamin E , garlic, fish oil, etc. However, this would not be normal in younger patients. ...Read more

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I found a bluish tiny dot on my inner thigh what is that?

I found a bluish tiny dot on my inner thigh what is that?

Get it checked: New changes in skin pigment - especially very dark ones in areas that don't receive sun light should be evaluated by a doctor. Don't put this off. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Why when I stick my tongue out to clean it does it turn a bluish colour? Returns to normal afterwards. Otherwise feel very well. Thanks.

Why when I stick my tongue out to clean it does it turn a bluish colour? Returns to normal afterwards. Otherwise feel very well. Thanks.

Normal: The bluish hue is from a normal heavy network of veins which become more engorged as you protrude your tongue and empty when you relax it. ...Read more

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My teeth have a bluish tint?

My teeth have a bluish tint?

Translucency: Enamel is translucent , meaning certain light waves pas through it. Without getting into the physics of it, suffice to say it can look bluish in color, as does a body of water on a sunny day! ...Read more

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What could bluish discoloration of the skin be?

What could bluish discoloration of the skin be?

Blue nevus: Another possibility is something called a blue nevus. This is a mole deep under the skin and because of the depth of the pigment it appears blue in nature. ...Read more

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Why do I have a bluish tint on the outside of my eyeballs?

Why do I have a bluish tint on the outside of my eyeballs?

Blue sclera: Blue sclera (bluish tint to the whites of the eyes) can be a sign of osteogenesis imperfecta, and incredibly rare bone disease where people are prone to fractures. If this is not the case with you then it is likely a normal variant ...Read more

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Bluish cervical lymphadenitis is indicative of which condition?

Bluish cervical lymphadenitis is indicative of which condition?

Unusual: Most nodes are deep enough in adults that they are not seen, or color appreciated. Nodes with some venous congestion can be bluish. Melanoma in nodes or other masses can be bluish. If thus is your personal observation, be seen and may need biopsy. Complete history and exam is needed. ...Read more

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What would cause skin above knees to be bluish there was no injury.

What would cause  skin above knees to be bluish   there was no injury.

Bruising: Usually, discoloration like this is due from bruising from injury. The injury doesn't have to be that painful and it could've happened 1-2 days before the bruising appeared. Squatting, strenuous exercise or hamstring strain could possibly do this. If it's happening on the front of both legs, i wouldn't worry about serious things like blood clots. But if persists, have your doc take a look! ...Read more

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If your nails are more bluish than your friend's nails, which one of us has the problem?

If your nails are more bluish than your friend's nails, which one of us has the problem?

You: Could be sign poor lung function. Can be seen in chronic smokers or someone with circulation issues.See primary care if there are other medical problems re asthma, cope or smoking, especially. ...Read more

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I notice some bluish patches on my tongue. What could be the reason? Please help with this...Regards

I notice some bluish patches  on my tongue.  What could be the reason? Please help with this...Regards

See a Professional: The bluish patches should be evaluated by a dental professional. Location, size, appearance and how long they have been there are important considerations in determining what they are. ...Read more

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