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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Pale Lips (Overview)

Lips are formed by the tissue surrounding the opening of the mouth. When they are pale they are lighter in color. Pale lips might be a sign that there is less oxygen being carried in the blood (for some lung & heart problems).


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What can cause pale lips?

What can cause pale lips?

Anemia: If the lips in question were heathy and pink, and now appear pale, then anemia is the most likely diagnosis. Does this person have a lack of energy? A cause for blood loss? A peculiar diet? Have pale lips checked out by your general physician. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
10 Doctors shared insights

Pale Lips (Overview)

Lips are formed by the tissue surrounding the opening of the mouth. When they are pale they are lighter in color. Pale lips might be a sign that there is less oxygen being carried in the blood (for some lung & heart problems).


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Anything else. What does my face turning white and pale lips mean?

Anything else. What does my face turning white and pale lips mean?

Face turning white: Face turning white and pale lips, it may mean you are anemic and you should see your doctor and get examined and have a blood test to confirm that you might be anemic. ...Read more

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Dermatology pale lips with little white spots on the?

Dermatology pale lips with little white spots on the?

Fordyce spots: What you describe are known as Fordyce spots. These are a variant of sebaceous glands (the glands that normally produce sebum and are usually found within hair follicles). Fordyce spots are sebaceous glands without hair follicles. They are present in 80-95% of adults. They are generally harmless and do not require any treatment. If it is cosmetic concern then see a board certified dermatologist. ...Read more

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Why did I start getting pale ears and pale lips?

Is this a change: Look under eye lids, are they pale also? This could be anemia, a simple blood test will confirm, then why meeds to be found. ...Read more

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Why do I have pale lips?

Is this a change: Look under eye lids, are they pale also? This could be anemia, a simple blood test will confirm, then why meeds to be found. ...Read more

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What can cause pale lips?

Anemia: If the lips in question were heathy and pink, and now appear pale, then anemia is the most likely diagnosis. Does this person have a lack of energy? A cause for blood loss? A peculiar diet? Have pale lips checked out by your general physician. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Pale lips?

Pale Lips: Lips are formed by the tissue surrounding the opening of the mouth. When they are pale they are lighter in color. Pale lips might be a sign that there is less oxygen being carried in the blood (for some lung & heart problems). ...Read more

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Pale lips without makeup?

Pale lips without makeup?

Blue lips: Most commonly, blue lips are caused by a lack of oxygen in the blood. This may happen when you are at high altitude or if you are choking, or it may be due to chronic underlying conditions such as lung diseases or chronic heart defects. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What does my face turning white and pale lips mean?

What does my face turning white and pale lips mean?

Is this a change: Look under eye lids, are they pale also? This could be anemia, a simple blood test will confirm, then why meeds to be found. ...Read more

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How normal is it for a twelve year old to have pale lips?

How normal is it for a twelve year old to have pale lips?

Is this a change: Look under eye lids, are they pale also? This could be anemia, a simple blood test will confirm, then why meeds to be found. ...Read more

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Anything else. What does my face turning white and pale lips mean?

Face turning white: Face turning white and pale lips, it may mean you are anemic and you should see your doctor and get examined and have a blood test to confirm that you might be anemic. ...Read more

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Swollen lips to pale lips?

Swollen lips to pale lips?

Food allergy: Most likely an allergy to something you have had in your mouth such as food, toothpaste, mouthrinse, gum, etc. ...Read more

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Swollen lips now pale lips?

Health problems: Swollen lips can be a strong indicator of poor health. Swollen lips are sometimes caused by crohn's disease, which normally causes swelling in the bowel but can inflame the lymph ducts at any point in the body. Swollen lips can also indicate a food sensitivity. Pale pink lips are a common side-effect of anemia. ...Read more

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Why did I start getting pale ears and pale lips?

Is this a change: Look under eye lids, are they pale also? This could be anemia, a simple blood test will confirm, then why meeds to be found. ...Read more

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Dermatology pale lips with little white spots on the?

Fordyce spots: What you describe are known as Fordyce spots. These are a variant of sebaceous glands (the glands that normally produce sebum and are usually found within hair follicles). Fordyce spots are sebaceous glands without hair follicles. They are present in 80-95% of adults. They are generally harmless and do not require any treatment. If it is cosmetic concern then see a board certified dermatologist. ...Read more

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My daughter have extremly dry, cracked and pale lips what could be the problem?

My daughter have extremly dry, cracked and pale lips what could be the problem?

Weather?: This time of the year, the wind and cold have a tendency to really take its toll on the lips. When we lick our lips and go out into the cold weather, the wind and temperature have a drying and chapping effect on the lips. It is best to wear lip balm, if it has a uv blocking agent in it that's even better, since the bright sunlight can create a sunburn on those sunny winter days. ...Read more

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Yesterday, I injected a B12 into my butt by myself, After injection, I felt a bit pale lips. It lasted 3 min and drinking some water got it better. Why?

Yesterday, I injected a B12 into my butt by myself, After injection, I felt a bit pale lips. It lasted 3 min and drinking some water got it better. Why?

Maybe Pain?: Pallor sounds more like a symptom of presyncope or almost passing out. Drinking and sitting down likely helped. Your symptoms do not sound like an allergy reaction which would cause hives and potentially breathing problems. All the best. Giving yourself an injection is brave. ...Read more

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Is apparent pale lips and skin overall an indication that you have anemia or some serious disease?

Is apparent pale lips and skin overall an indication that you have anemia or some serious disease?

Are these new?: If these are changes in your skin tone and unrelated to avoidance of the sun, you should at least have a simple blood test to see if you are anemic. If you have light patches it is possible that you have an autoimmune condition and should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Pale lips headache and nausea, can these be symptoms of anemia?

Pale lips headache and nausea, can these be symptoms of anemia?

Most definitely: Anemia could either be from blood loss or lack of production of red blood cells. It is advisable to consult with your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have white paled lips? I woke up and I found them white paled, they weren't like this the other day.

Lips pallor: Usually when your pressure low or having low hemoglobin, the lips loses its pink color and looks pale. If the clinical exam okay and physically feel fine, nothing need to worry about. ...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

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Why do I have such pale, bluish lips instead of bright pink?

Why do I have such pale, bluish lips instead of bright pink?

Blue lips: Most commonly, blue lips are caused by a lack of oxygen in the blood. This may happen when you are at high altitude or if you are choking, or it may be due to chronic underlying conditions such as lung diseases or chronic heart defects. See your local doctor. ...Read more

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Out of nowhere get really pale dry lips body shakes have to sit or will pass out hard breathing dilated pupils no response for few seconds.

Out of nowhere get really pale dry lips body shakes have to sit or will pass out hard breathing dilated pupils no response for few seconds.

Hyperventilation: People with seizures fall to the ground. You have shortness of breath which is the defining clue. Try breath holding exercises and relaxation therapies. Take adequate calcium (1 grm per day) and magnesium (500 mg per day). The website heartmath. Com will help you to relax. Valerian herb tea can be useful. ...Read more

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After eating anything I go pale, red lips, redness in cheeks, extremely sleepy. This can last from 30mins - a few hours. Not allergy related after I allergy test came back negative for everything.

After eating anything I go pale, red lips, redness in cheeks, extremely sleepy. This can last from 30mins - a few hours. Not allergy related after I allergy test came back negative for everything.

Get checked: The first thing that came to mind is mastocytosis or mast cell activation syndrome. This can usually be diagnosed by a blood test. If the test is negative, other options need to be considered. ...Read more

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What kind of seizure would start very pale face/lips, limp, vomit, lose consciousness, slowly wake up confused? One at 7m old and one at 2 years old.

What kind of seizure would start very pale face/lips, limp, vomit, lose consciousness, slowly wake up confused? One at 7m old and one at 2 years old.

Atonic: Could be atonic seizures (just loss of muscle tone without convulsive movements) but recommend going to a pediatric neurologist for diagnosis ...Read more

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I have pale looking lips and dry throat, my feet burn almost every time I rest them but when I walk they hurt, and I feel numb in my legs too, cause?

I have pale looking lips and dry throat, my feet burn almost every time I rest them but when I walk they hurt, and I feel numb in my legs too, cause?

See your doctor: You need to be evaluated. You may have a host of issues to be sorted out. Anemia, neuropathy, etc.
We sometimes find that deficiencies in some vitamins can be associated with these symptoms. Go see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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For 4.5 weeks have had: asthma attacks no reason, headache, naseau, chest and back pain, pale face lips nails, congestion, phlegm, cough sore throat?

For 4.5 weeks have had: asthma attacks no reason, headache, naseau, chest and back pain, pale face lips nails, congestion, phlegm, cough sore throat?

Infection: You should visit your doctor as soon as possible. It sounds like you might have an infection and if it has been going on for so long you might need antibiotics. ...Read more