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After a cardio i notice my cheeks turned blue then seconds past and then they turned red, why is that?
Depends: The bluish discoloration can be due to the relative decrease in blood flow to the face because of the shift of blood to the muscles. The "pinking" up later could be in the relative cooling down period and the return of blood to the face. ...Read more
Here's a short list: Certain drugs, cold exposure, autoimmune conditions, high altitude, smoking, nerve root compression, blood clots, lung infections, cardiac and/or vascular (blood vessel) conditions can give rise to reduced blood flow and oxygen delivery associated with cyanosis (oxygen-poor blood). Absent these conditions, exceeding one's aerobic capacity (pushing too hard) may be the most likely. Take it easier! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Problem: If you are in decent, white light and see a bluish discoloration, that is usually from poor blood flow. If painful at all, then head to er for evaluation. If not, can "observe" for a while to see if improves. If had any constricting device on it recently, observe for a few minutes and see if resolves. Otherwise, get it checked out. ...Read more
Blue Sclera: If the white of your eyes is turning blue you need to consult your medical doctor as there are few medical conditions in which sclera turns blue and you need to be evaluated for that. ...Read more
Smashed thumb between two 2x4's, turned blue swelled and has throbbed for 24 hours. What can I do?
If I injured my finger 7 months ago and it turned blue and green and it still hurts until today what does that mean ?
My son's nail turned blue after getting caught bet the door. Its swollen and it doesn't seem to bother him. What will happen to the nail?
Hematoma: You son sustained so called subungual hematoma - a blood collection under a nail. In most cases, his nail will be replaced by a new one over a period of a few months. The swelling of the soft tissues will go away. Nothing to be done about that. His nail will be replaced and heal well. ...Read more
A coworker said that my lips had turned blue. They have stayed that way for the last few hours. Feel alright, just tired. Should i be concerned?
A year ago the very tip of my gland, around where the urine comes out, turned blue and hasn't changed since. Now 2 more blue spots appear in the shaft?
Prominent veins?: Most likely these are just prominent, superficial veins or perhaps hemangiomas (blood vessel "moles"). Such things are common on the penis and often becomre more prominent with sexual maturity and/or aging. Anything lasting so long and without pain or other symptoms probably is nothing to worry about. But see a doctor if these things don't seem to fit or you remain concerned. ...Read more
The upper half of my left thumb on the inside (not around the nail) suddenly turned blue. What is this?
My both shoulders have turned blue, but it isn't a bruise b/c it isn't painful & as I am hemophiliac so i know the difference. What can be the cause?
Ink: I have a patient with the same question and it turned out to be ink that rubbed off from some new clothes. See if you can scrub some of it off. ...Read more
Turned blue 3 times when i was a baby from heart murmur-now i get sob-do i still have a heart murmur? I'm 19 now...
The only sure way : To find out if you still have a heart murmur and if it is something to worry about since you are now having shortness of breath is to see your physician or cardiologist. They will do a cardiac work up and tell you exactly if this is just a functional/ healthy murmur or pathological ...Read more
My period is 5 days late. I took a home test, and the entire results circle turned blue. Is that a negative/defective result?
Follow directions: Look at the directions that came with the testing kit. It will explain how to read the result strip. If you're still not sure, run another test in the morning. ...Read more
I had flu so i took medication but it made me itching.I couldnot speak and i turned blue .They gave me antiallergy .S that could happen again?
Hi I have a19 days old girl. The other day she choked while laying on her back and turned blue. What can I do or how can I lay her to avoid this. ?
Elevate mattress: Babies with acid reflux can choke if laid flat on their backs. Elevating the crib mattress so that the head is above the stomach (30 degrees or so) can reduce this. Sometimes parents are advised to prop babies on their right side, but care must be taken to be sure baby can't roll into the face by adding chest and back support. This position should only be used under the guidance of your doctor. ...Read more
Could be sign: This could be sign of underlying problem or rheumatologic disease. It could be nothing but should be checked just to make sure not due to medicine or some underlying disease. ...Read more
I iced my hand with tendonitis in 15 minute intervals and it turned blue. What does that mean? Should i not ice it at all?
normal response: The bluish discoloration is simply the response of your skin and the blood vessels in it to cold. You should not simply pack your hand in ice but actually massage it with an ice pack as this helps the local circulation but more importantly, reduces your risk of giving yourself a tissue injury such as frostbite. As long as the blue resolves when your hand warms up, everything is normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I treat this mouth bite which i keep on rebiting. I rebit if today and it turned blue purple with blood at places.
My mom passed out several times this week. She suddenly couldn't breathe and her lips turned blue. What could be the cause of this?
Go to the Doctor!: Your mom could have suffered a heart attack or even a life-threatening heart arrhythmia (not beating right or in sync). Do not delay...Get your mom to the doctor immediately! she needs and EKG and probably to see a cardiologist for a holter monitor at the very least. But in the interim, she is at a high risk of a major heart attack. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer