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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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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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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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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