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What Does It Mean If A Newborn Lips Are Purple Or Blue
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
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
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
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
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
Normal: A change in pigmentation with age is normal. ...Read more
My lips become black, dark purple-blue; accompanied by stomach pain.. Does it have anything to do with my long periods of not eating?
The lips are a: "red herring" i would say. Ibuprofin not good if having stomach pain, meet to try something for stomach acid like tagament or zantac. I assume you have regular headaches, thus ibuprofin, on sertraline but still not sleeping well? You may be clinching teeth at night making headaches worse, if so low dose Clonazepam may help. Try tylenol, (acetaminophen) get on acid reducer, Prilosec otc if can afford. Gd luc. ...Read more
I'm a female, 19 years old. I have atrial septal defect and mitral valve regurgitation. When I workout my lips turn blue/purple. Is this okay?
No, not OK.: You need a consultation with a cardiologist (pediatric or adult) who can do a full cardiac evaluation of you, including an ultrasound or MRI to determine how much of your blood is going through your ASD and MVR. Blue lips indicates that your blood is not circulating through your lungs during times of stress, which can cause organ or brain damage. Make an appointment today. ...Read more
My ten year old sister is getting light headed her legs and lips are turning purple and blue and her whole left side went numb and her mouth drooped?
Concerning symptoms: Thank you for caring so much about your young sister. I am worried about the things you describe here. Sounds like something neurologic, where the systems that control the basic functions of your body, or something cardiac (to do with the heart) could be going on. Please encourage your parents to have her seen by a pediatrician very soon. ...Read more
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