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Doctor insights on: Purple Line Around Lips

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Why does my bottom lips keep changing purple?

Why does my bottom lips keep changing purple?

Bite or suck: If you periodically bite or suck or smack your
lips you can see different color.
If not you need to check you blood count. ...Read more

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What could cause purple swollen lips?

What could cause purple swollen 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

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How to prevent purple lips while smoking?

How to prevent purple lips while smoking?

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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What can this purple lump in my lip be?

Hemangioma: A pooling of blood just under the thin tisue. ...Read more

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Purple swollen lip what is it?

Hematoma: If lip was bruised and pinched or blood flow disrupted, it could be a hematoma. Advise dental visit to confirm and determine for sure. ...Read more

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Lips get purple from kissing, what am I doing wrong?

Lips get purple from kissing, what am I doing wrong?

Are you and your: Partner kissing aggressively/forcefully? If so, that could cause trauma to lips. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with purple lips. Also very cold. Should I be concerned?

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

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What to do about purple spots on lips?

Get a biopsy: Get a referral to an oral surgeon so it can be biopsied, then you can have it removed. ...Read more

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I have a purple dot on my lip. By the way I smoke so I don't know if that causes anything?

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

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What would a purple spot on my lip be?

Lip lesion: Typically these are small hemangiomas, benign collections of blood vessels. ...Read more

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What does a purple vagina lip mean?

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

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What causes blue or purple spots on iside of lips of mouth?

What causes blue or purple spots on iside of lips of mouth?

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

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I have a purple spot on the lip of my vagina what could it be?

I have a purple spot on the lip of my vagina what could it be?

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

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What does it mean when baby's are all red and have purple lips?

What does it mean when baby's are all red and have purple lips?

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

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Is it normal for my 4 yr old daughters lips to turn purple everytime she gets in the pool?

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

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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?

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

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I was curious as to why my vulva and vagina lips were very purple?

Not normal: You would have to be examined in person to give any sort of answer about what might be going on. ...Read more

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Why would someones nose and lips turn purple and the cheeks you can see the vessels?

Why would someones nose and lips turn purple and the cheeks you can see the vessels?

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

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I looked down and realized a blue or purple tint on the inside of my lip, could this be an std?

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

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Why does my one week old baby lips turn purple?

See below: Get seen asap. Central cyanosis (blue lips, etc.) is a potentially very dangerous symptom of life threatening processes going on. Go to er now. ...Read more

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I have been training for my first marathon and after long runs my lips and toes turn purple for a while. Is this ok?

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

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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?

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

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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: 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