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What does it mean if a babies hands/feet and lups are purple?

What does it mean if a babies hands/feet and lups are purple?

Normal in newborns: Newborns will have purle hands and feet and around the mouth can be a little purple. Truly purple lips and mouth need to be evaluated. Acrocyanosis is the technical name ofr the purple hands and feet and it improves with time. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my baby’s feet are purple?

What does it mean if my baby’s feet are purple?

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 more

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What does purple baby poop mean?

What does purple baby poop mean?

Color of poop: Baby's poop is a reflect what they have been eating. Has your baby eaten prunes or other fruits or had juices that are of that color. Speak to your pediatrician to review dietary recommendations. ...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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What does it mean when a bite turns purple?

What does it mean when a bite turns purple?

Purple bite: The saliva of female mosquitoes contains an anticoagulant substance that can cause mosquito bites to turn purple. ...Read more

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What does it mean if sunburn has a purple tint?

What does it mean if sunburn has a purple tint?

Sunburn: Discoloration of the skin after a burn may represent the outer layer of skin getting ready to peel off. Keep the skin hydrated , avoid further sun exposure, and do not peel the skin. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have purple lines on fingernails?

What does it mean if I have purple lines on fingernails?

Purple line on nail: Fingernails can have many different signs. Purple lines may represent a couple different things; mole/freckle at the nail base or splinter hemorrhage. The latter is not specific to any disease state, but may be a sign of something else that is going on. If you recently injured your nail bed, that might be a sign of bruising. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/splinter_hemorrhage. ...Read more

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What does a purple labia mean?

What does a purple labia mean?

Congestion/flow: labia are rich in nerve endings and blood vessels- assuming this is not some type of varicose vein- the purple color is from hormonal influence or sexual engorgement ( similar to the color changes in an erect penis) ...Read more

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What does it mean if my labia is turning purple?

What does it mean if my labia is turning purple?

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

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What do purple splotches on arms mean?

What do purple splotches on arms mean?

Easy bruising?: The cause of easy bruising (if your 'splotches' are bruises) can be subdivided into disorders of blood vessels and surrounding tissues, platelet problems, or coagulation disorders. A good history and physical will determine the cause in most cases. If the bruising is confined to the distal extremities, or there is no bleeding elsewhere or family history, labs and further workup may not be needed. ...Read more

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My baby has purple spot on his tongue what could it be?

My baby has purple spot on his tongue what could it be?

A few things: It could be a blood vessel, a small blood clot, benign blood growth or something else. Have your pediatrician or pedodontist take a look at it so you will know exactly what it is. ...Read more

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I have lumps in my boobs, and purple nipples, what could this mean?

I have lumps in my boobs, and purple nipples, what could this mean?

Likely normal: It is likely that what you are feeling as "lumps" are normal lobules in the breast. "Purple" nipples is just a variation on the normal color. If you are sexually active, and If you miss your period by 4-5 days, do a home pregnancy test. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What does it mean if sunburn turns purple?

What does it mean if sunburn turns purple?

Broken capillaries : There has been extravasation of blood from broken capillaries from rubbing the area of sunburn. The skin and collagen in the capillaries are more fragile after sun burn and will heal faster with application of biafine cream. You should also see your doctor to get the prescription and examine your skin to confirm the degree of skin injury. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my suburn turns purple-ish and hasn't gone away after a week?

What does it mean if my suburn turns purple-ish and hasn't gone away after a week?

If no itch nor pain,: And if it looks dry without any skin swelling, it may be on its way to healing. Rashes are difficult to describe in words, so patients usually need to have a doctor look at the skin. One should be sure to use moisturizers that contain sunscreen. (Avoiding exposure to the sun should let skin lighten up. However, one should take extra vitamin D to make up for not getting as much vitamin D from sun.) ...Read more

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All light suddenly appeared to change to a purple/violet tint. What does this mean about my vision?

All light suddenly appeared to change to a purple/violet tint. What does this mean about my vision?

Temporary effect: If the vision change was brief (only lasting a few minutes), it could be caused by a quick change from a very dark environment to a very bright one, or vice versa. If this is persistent, see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing sunburn and it has a blue/purple undertone, is this bad? what does it mean? It is extremely painful!

I am experiencing  sunburn and it has a blue/purple undertone, is this bad? what does it mean? It is extremely painful!

See below:: Blue purple undertone is not a cause for concern. You may consult this site for home treatment for sun burn: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/sunburn-home-treatment#1 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your nipples turn dark purple?

What does it mean if your nipples turn dark purple?

Purple nipples: Nipples may darken or change colors in to hormone changes during premenstrual time frame, period, pregnancy ; menopause. ...Read more