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What Does It Mean If My Nippes Go 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
Insuffiffient oxygen: Blue hands (cyanosis) usually means insufficient oxygen is getting to the tissue - usually because there is diminished blood supply to the hands. Sometimes this is due to circulation problems, sometimes to pulmonary (lung) problems. Often it is aggrevated by smoking and/ or cold temperatures. You need to see a doctor to determine why it is happening. ...Read more
Something else? : I wonder if you've had an injury to that area of the birthmark. Depending on the location of the birthmark, something could be going on in that area. For example, if over your wrist, could it be a sprained wrist that's the problem? I always advise that concerns are brought to your doctor. Consider a consultation with a dermatologist as well. Check it out. Hope this is helpful. ...Read more
Veins: The veins under our skin carry de-oxygenated blood and under skin can look blue or purple. We do have veins in our labia so this could be what you are seeing. Sometimes purple color means that there's a blockage or constriction of some kind, but i don't think that's the case with your labia. If you're worried, see your doctor for an exam. Best of luck! ...Read more
Immature circulation: Your baby's circulation is still in the process of developing. Purple hands and feet is just a result of this immaturity. You do not need to be concerned if your baby is otherwise acting healthy. However if his lips or chest turn blue you should see your pediatrician as this can be a sign of cardiac disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Biliary emesis: Bile is typically a golden yellow color. It mixes with food to help digest dietary fats. When bile backs up into the stomach, it may appear in your vomitus. When persistent, it can lead to alkaline reflux and stomach irritation. Lots of common things can cause bilary emesis, but if persistent, worsening, or associated with pain, tenderness, weight loss, blood then please have it evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Concerning: There are some normal pigment changes in the mucous membranes during pregnancy but serious medical conditions should be ruled out first. Low oxygen from lung disease such as asthma, pulmonary emboli, smoking and COPD should be excluded. Heart disease can causes this. Severe anemia is another possibility. Autoimmune disease such as lupus can also cause this. Some have blue lips when cold. ...Read more
? Raynauds: If this happens only while you are swimming two things come to mind. Raynauds syndrome occurs when arteries to your hands spasm and contract often due to cold exposure. Thoracic outlet syndrome can cause temporary blockage of veins or arteries in the neck area with certain arm positions. If this keeps up or occurs at other times, get it checked out. ...Read more
Depends: Bleeding could be bad or good sign. Bleeding means blood is getting to area and might mean it's healing. But could mean infection. Look to see if pus is present. Look at edges of sore to see if red (good) or white (bad). Tip: stem cells from your fat are now being injected around the sore and the results are promising, especially with difficult ulcers which don't heal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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