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After a cardio i notice my cheeks turned blue then seconds past and then they turned red, why is that?

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

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After a cardio i notice my cheeks turned blue, why is that?

After a cardio i notice my cheeks turned blue, why is that?

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 more

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What does it mean if my penis has turned blue?

What does it mean if my penis has turned blue?

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

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The whites of my eyes have turned blue, what does this mean?

The whites of my eyes have turned blue, what does this mean?

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

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Smashed thumb between two 2x4's, turned blue swelled and has throbbed for 24 hours. What can I do?

Smashed thumb between two 2x4's, turned blue swelled and has throbbed for 24 hours. What can I do?

Xray: Would begin with an xray to see if there is a fracture. Go to an urgent care center or orthopaedic specialist to be evaluate. Continue to ice and elevate. ...Read more

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If I injured my finger 7 months ago and it turned blue and green and it still hurts until today what does that mean ?

If I injured my finger 7 months ago and it turned blue and green and it still hurts until today what does that mean ?

See below: It means that you injured your finger enough to give you continuing pain. It's possible you had a fracture of a bone or perhaps injured a nerve in the finger. I suggest you see a physician to examen you and possibly order an x-ray. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 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?

That is odd: You should see a doctor for this! it could be a number of things including hemoglobin disorders, heart or lung disorders or even poisoning with some gases. Get evaluted, it could be nothing or be quite serious. ...Read more

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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?

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

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The upper half of my left thumb on the inside (not around the nail) suddenly turned blue. What is this?

The upper half of my left thumb on the inside (not around the nail) suddenly turned blue.  What is this?

Vein rupture : Did you hit your thumb or bump it, right before? Sometimes people can have a small venous malformation from birth. You will need to find a phlebologist who knows how to scan with ultrasound. Have your primary care refer after exam. www.phlebology.org. ...Read more

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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...

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

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My period is 5 days late. I took a home test, and the entire results circle turned blue. Is that a negative/defective result?

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

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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. ?

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

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My moms thumb suddenly turned blue, there is no numbness and not cold, is it dangerous?

My moms thumb suddenly turned blue, there is no numbness and not cold, is it dangerous?

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

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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?

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 more

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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.

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.

Your occlusion: That usually happens due to an issue of how your teeth come together. Use some salt water rinses and see a dentist to check your bite. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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