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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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. Jeffrey Satinover
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