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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 Wint
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Pale Lips (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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I get freezing cold after eating refined carbs. Bread rice etc vasoconstriction. Hands turn dark purple, white. Lips freezing. Paleness. Possible cause?

I get freezing cold after eating refined carbs. Bread rice etc vasoconstriction. Hands turn dark purple, white. Lips freezing. Paleness. Possible cause?

Unrelated: I am not sure that these two are related. I am unaware of correlation with carbs and vasoconstriction. Purple hands are something that you may want to have looked into though as this can be sign of some vasculitis or other internal process. ...Read more

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Why do I have pale lips?

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 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?

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?

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

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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What causes people to turn pale with blue lips and become extremely weak?

What causes people to turn pale with blue lips and become extremely weak?

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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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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My 8 yr old got out the shower, she got real dizzy & hit her head but not hard cause I grabbed her. She got real pale. Her sugar was 111?

My 8 yr old got out the shower, she got real dizzy & hit her head but not hard cause I grabbed her. She got real pale. Her sugar was 111?

Evaluation needed: People just don't faint or have syncope for no reason. The simplest one is vasovagal but that still has to be determined. There are rhythm abnormalities that can run in families or de novo. It is best to see the doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Please tell me what vitamin deficiency causes head aches, sleepiness, and pale skin?

Please tell me what vitamin deficiency causes head aches, sleepiness, and pale skin?

Iron Def Anemia: This is Iron Def Anemia., Most likely due to blood loss. In women in the reproductive age, it could be due to heavy menstruation. Other causes, maybe due to blood loss from the Gastro intestinal tract.
It is detected by having a blood count. If YOU think you have any type of ANEMIA, please see your PCP for work up & Diagnosis. ...Read more

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What could cause these symptoms: pale stool, yellow skin, flank pain, acid in mouth, and more urination than usual?

What could cause these symptoms: pale stool, yellow skin, flank pain, acid in mouth, and more urination than usual?

Jaundice?: Pale stool, yellow skin, & dark-colored urination suggests biliary obstruction--due perhaps to a gallstone in bile duct &/or from pancreatic inflammation. Consider significant liver disease (viral, familial, medication or alcohol-related, budd-chiari etc). Regardless of cause, please don't wait longer to get now a formal physical exam, appropriate lab studies, & if necessary medication or surgery. ...Read more

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Why do lips turn pale blue when smoking?

See your doctor: If your lips are turning blue, it is because you are suffering from lack of oxygen. In people who already have severe damage, like chronic bronchitis or emphysema (COPD), the further reduction in oxygen levels associated with smoking can make lips or fingers turn blue. This is a dangerous situation for your health. See your doctor AND QUIT SMOKING NOW, while you still have a chance. ...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 peoples lips turn pale when in pain?

Depends: If you bite your lips hard w/o breaking the skin, you can decrease blood flow which will then make your lips pale. ...Read more

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What can make the lips go really pale to bluish?

Cyanosis: Lack of oxygen, poor circulation, or a chronic underlying medical condition.

Please have yourself evaluated by a physician. ...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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My lips sometimes take a pale or bluish color. Is this normal?

Pallor (pale): Can be a reaction to cold and vasoconstriction to keep warm, or pallor can indicate anemia. Blue lips, cyanosis, can indicate lack of oxygenation, a sign of pulmoanry or heart problems. However, check with your doctor to figure this out rather than looking in the mirror. ...Read more

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Hi, I've a habit of eating raw rice. (5years) Recently, I've notice that my skin looks pale & dry esp. My lips. What should I do?

Hi, I've a habit of eating raw rice. (5years) Recently, I've notice that my skin looks pale & dry esp. My lips. What should I do?

See physician: There are a lot of reasons for pale, dry skin. You need to see your physician and have an evaluation. It may be thyroid disease, iron deficiency among other causes. ...Read more

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Why are my lips pale every morning? I have to use carmex for my lips to have color. What should I do about this? Is there a natural and medical solution?

Dryness: It sounds as if your lips are dry. This may be aggrevated by allergies or mouth breathing. Try using the emollients before you go to bed. If there is a dermatitis on the skin above the lips consider allergy. See your dermatologist if it persists. ...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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Top lip looks pale, while bottom lip is vibrant and red. What could this be?

Lips: Have you always noticed the differentiation in lip color? I'm guessing this is most likely a natural pigmentation and vascularity of both lips. If it is just a recent differentiation, give it a small amount of time, as long as there are no other symptoms, and if no change, see your M.D. ...Read more

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What does it mean for your lips to turn pale and almost white. I tested for anemia and it turned out negative?

No obvious reason: This is not a very common symptom so I don't have a good explanation. Perhaps a colleague has one? It could be a variant of "Raynaud's Phenomenon" which generally effects the hands and feet. Standard treatments for Raynaud's could be tried. I expect a good acupuncturist would help you and short of other explanations you might even consider going to Alanon meetings 3X to just see. ...Read more