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

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 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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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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I have purple fingernails and purple lips since childhood, I am 30 now. No doctor was able to tell me what problem I have.?

I have purple fingernails and purple lips since childhood, I am 30 now. No doctor was able to tell me what problem I have.?

Purple lips and nail: Since you have had the condition since childhood you might have congenital methemoglobinemia secondary to pyruvate kinase deficiency. I assume you've had all kinds of tests to tule out other causes. Another possibility might be due to a raynauds phenomenon ...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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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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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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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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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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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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My boyfriend sucked on my bottom lip really hard now there's a lump that's kinda purple on my lip? Can you please explain what this could be?

My boyfriend sucked on my bottom lip really hard now there's a lump that's kinda purple on my lip? Can you please explain what this could be?

Hematoma: The lips are vascular meaning they have a high blood supply. You have a hematoma which is a swelled bruise. It will go away most likely without any problems. Putting a hot pack on it will speed up the recovery. ...Read more

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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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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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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 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 can this purple lump in my lip be?

Hemangioma: A pooling of blood just under the thin tisue. ...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 would a purple spot on the lip be? It is flat and somewhat faint...But has been there for about a month. Is this something to be concerned about

What would a purple spot on the lip be? It is flat and somewhat faint...But has been there for about a month. Is this something to be concerned about

Likely not: If you are otherwise healthy, this spot is likely due to a benign process such as blood vessel proliferation or sun damage. Have your primary care doc take a look at it, especially if it enlarges or becomes irregularly colored or shaped. ...Read more

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Hi I m 21, single, student, 5.2 nd 75kg. I saw a dark purple bump under left lip of my vagina and when I shaved it bled but with no pain.

Venous Lake: Venous lakes manifest as dark blue-to-violaceous compressible papules caused by dilation of venules. Although benign, venous lakes are important because of their mimicry of malignant lesions, such as melanoma and pigmented basal cell carcinoma. ...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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Hello. So I'm a dumb teenager & decided to do the Kylie Jenner lip challenge & now I have a dark purple dot on my lip. Is that a permanent bruise?

Hello. So I'm a dumb teenager & decided to do the Kylie Jenner lip challenge & now I have a dark purple dot on my lip. Is that a permanent bruise?

No: It will go away in a few days. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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My 16 month old daughters hands/lips turn purple, and hands often swell. Md shows no concern, and said her o2 stats were fine. What could this be?

My 16 month old daughters hands/lips turn purple, and hands often swell. Md shows no concern, and said her o2 stats were fine. What could this be?

Peripheral cyanosis: Peripheral cyanosis (blue lips ; extremities) is common in children and generally reflects sluggish blood flow through a capillary bed--usually caused by cold temperatures, which trigger constriction of blood vessels to limit heat loss. As your md suggested, this is usually not concerning, but I'm not sure what to make of the hand swelling and would emphasize this in your next visit. ...Read more

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Why does my one week old baby lips turn purple especially when she drinks her bottles it sucks on my nipple or pacifier

Why does my one week old baby lips turn purple especially when she drinks her bottles it sucks on my nipple or pacifier

Management: I agree that this may resolve with time, but it is important to have her checked. At your pediatrician's office, I would suggest a pulse oximetry to determine oxygen saturation, while she is feeding. Your pediatrician will exam her to detect any problems with her cardio pulmonary system. ...Read more