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Purple Line Around Lips
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 more
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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Are you and your: Partner kissing aggressively/forcefully? If so, that could cause trauma to lips. ...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?
See a doc.: This has potential to be something serious such as a seizure. You need a good exam with a doc, consider labs and ekg. ...Read more
Venous Lake: Venous lakes manifest as dark blue-to-violaceous compressible papules caused by dilation of venules. They were first described in 1956 by bean and walsh, who noted their compressibility and predilection for sun-exposed skin, especially the ears of elderly patients. Although benign, venous lakes are important because of their mimicry of malignant lesions, such as melanoma and pigmented basal cell. ...Read more
Many possibilities: A purple color can be from trauma (ie a bruise). It can be a hematoma (a collection of clotted blood under the skin) or be related to a skin condition such as melanoma. Fortunately melanoma in this area is quite rare. There are other causes but you would need to get an exam to know what it is for sure. See a doc if it isn't going away on its own. Best wishes! ...Read more
Cheek bite for one: One cause can be a cheek bite that caused bleeding below the tissue, but not enough of a bite to cause a laceration or tear so that the blood leaked out into your mouth. Another reason could be a blue nevus. You should see a dentist to have the spots evaluated and then see if any treatment is needed. ...Read more
Genital lesion: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. Consider a virtual visit with an image of the lesion. You can schedule with a doctor in your state today ...Read more
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
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 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
It means: You should see your doctor today, . ...Read more
Not normal: You would have to be examined in person to give any sort of answer about what might be going on. ...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
Unclear: The symptoms you describe are nonspecific and may be related to many conditions. It is difficult to say in this type of forum. I suggest follow up with a trained physician. All the best. ...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?
Absolutely: Nobody really understands the curious vasomotor things that happen in elite athlets. I am extremely pleased that you're involved in a fitness lifestyle and wish you the best. ...Read more
I had a swelling below my lips because I slip from stairs and my face got hurt. I used ice for swelling. Now it have strange purple green colour. HELP?
Probably bruising: When skin gets injured and swells small blood vessels often leak some blood into the tissues causing a bruise. The yellow, green and purple colors that you sometimes see as a bruise is healing are normal and result from the hemoglobin in the blood breaking down. These breakdown products will be absorbed by the body and color should return to normal in 1-2 weeks. If not see your doctor. ...Read more
I had a sweling betwen lips and chin becuse I slip from stairs and my face got hurt. I used ice for sweling. Now it hav strange purple green colour. HELP?
Sounds: Like a bruise which develops over time and depending upon age and severity of the injury sustained. ...Read more
What does it mean if you bottom lip is swollen and it starts turning purple? Its been happen since friday and still going now iv'e been waking up with a swollen for almost a week now..
Did you suffer any trauma to your lip? If so you likely have a hematoma (collection of blood) under the lip. This will take time to dissipate. You can try cool compresses/ice to your lip a few times a day and try an anti-inflammatory medication like advil (ibuprofen) to reduce the pain and inflammation. If you do not notice an improvement over the next several days see your doctor.
All the best. ...Read more