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Lip Turn Purple
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
No idea: The best in these unusual complaint is to show yourself when you observe these changes on the nose and lips. I have never seen such a case therefore i can't be much of help to you! hopefully other colleagues responses will satisfy you more! ...Read more
My 16 month old daughters hands/lips turn purple, and hands often swell. Md shows no concern, and said her o2 stats were fine. What could this be?
Peripheral cyanosis: Peripheral cyanosis (blue lips ; extremities) is common in children and generally reflects sluggish blood flow through a capillary bed--usually caused by cold temperatures, which trigger constriction of blood vessels to limit heat loss. As your md suggested, this is usually not concerning, but i'm not sure what to make of the hand swelling and would emphasize this in your next visit. ...Read more
Why does my one week old baby lips turn purple especially when she drinks her bottles it sucks on my nipple or pacifier
Management: I agree that this may resolve with time, but it is important to have her checked. At your pediatrician's office, I would suggest a pulse oximetry to determine oxygen saturation, while she is feeding. Your pediatrician will exam her to detect any problems with her cardio pulmonary system. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most likely: It is not unusual, when the body is cold such as in a pool, for the lips, hands and feet to turn purple. However, if concerned, make sure to check with your pediatrician, especially if lips turn purple at other times such as at rest, or with exercise. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
I'm a female, 19 years old. I have atrial septal defect and mitral valve regurgitation. When I workout my lips turn blue/purple. Is this okay?
No, not OK.: You need a consultation with a cardiologist (pediatric or adult) who can do a full cardiac evaluation of you, including an ultrasound or MRI to determine how much of your blood is going through your ASD and MVR. Blue lips indicates that your blood is not circulating through your lungs during times of stress, which can cause organ or brain damage. Make an appointment today. ...Read more
I have been training for my first marathon and after long runs my lips and toes turn purple for a while. Is this ok?
Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. Any abnormal bleeding should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more
Got a rested heart rate of 99 and blood pressure of 99/67. This is taken first thing in the morning. When I walk upstairs my lips turn blue or purple ?
Blue lips: hello ~ resting HR of 99 is way too high. Do you have heart disease? What is your BMI? Are you obese? Do to take nitrates for angina? Do you have chronic lung disease? Do you have congenital cyanotic heart disease (corrected Fallots Tetralogy,Eisenmengers etc) All this important. Please make an appt with your doc to make sure things are ok.May all be due to deconditioning, but you need a checkup ...Read more
Many causes: Purple lips, also known as cyanosis in medical terminology, is caused by the discoloration of the skin and membranes. The area that is affected by cyanosis appears to be bluish in color. Though purple lips can be caused due to cold weather, it can also be a cause for concern, as it may be a symptom of underlying diseases related to the heart and respiratory system. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on condition: Skin color in infants reflects circulation, oxygenation and hemoglobin saturation. Color is best observed when an infant is quiet. Red lobster like skin is a sign of plethora-due to high hematocrit concentration (high red blood cells vs volume of blood) and blood flow. Purple lips can be a sign of cyanosis-low oxygen saturation in the blood stream if your baby is in any distress/ill appearing. ...Read more
Small bumps appeared and then disappeared. My lips burned, then the inside of my lips were turning purple. Now my lips seem to be discolored. Explain?
Lips burning: Have allergies? Did it occur after you ate something? shellfish? May be allergic reaction, or autoimmune response or herpetic lesion- but that stays for a week. Would carry a benedryl on you ( if not allergic to benedryl) in case it reccurs, for herpes can take lysine 500 mg 3 tabs a day. x 1 wek then 1 tab a day x 1 month. But most important: call your doctor today or go to ER ...Read more
Poor circulation: Poor circulation.Get a more detailed answer ›
Are you and your: partner kissing aggressively/forcefully? If so, that could cause trauma to lips. ...Read more
See Dr. right away: It may be that you are just very cold, which can turn lips blue, but that should go away when you warm up. Lips can also turn blue if the circulation is not working properly. If this is new, please see your doctor right away. If not available, please go to er? ...Read more
Yesterday i was in my girlfriends car. I blacked out and fainted. My faced turned white and lips purple. I also tensed up really bad.Will u help?
Don't smoke: I am not aware of any way to prevent the darkening of skin or lips when exposed to tobacco smoke. Seriously, why find a way to prevent a cosmetic effect of a drug which is the number one preventible cause of death in the us (as well as elsewhere), causing premature heart disease, stroke, cancer, emphysema, bronchitis and dozens of other serious health problems, as well as fires ;other accidents? ...Read more
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