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Why Are My Lips Blue
Poor oxygenation: Poor oxygenation is the commonest medical cause for blue lips and it is a medical emergency. See your doctor as multiple diseases can cause it ranging from congenital heart and lung issues to smokers lungs. Extremecold or certain conditions like cold aggltinins can cause blue lips. Other causes include dyes in medications and food products which can stain lips and tongue.
I fainted after getting that shot for cervical cancer prevention. I passed out while standing and hit the concrete floor. Why did my lips go blue?
Vasovagal reaction.: Nothing to worry about this is called a vasovagal reaction.
Circulation?: Cold-induced blue discoloration (cyanosis) can be circulatory, allergic, due to cancer or autoimmune diseases. However this is not a disease--it is a syndrome which can be caused by multiple disorders. This needs evaluation by a doctor.
Perhaps: Her circulation isn't as good as it was in the past. Take care.
CYANOSIS: Cold temperature can constrict the blood vessels on your lips called cyanosis. This is a bad sign when you are asthmatic, meaning go to er at once!
Not enough oxygen: Time to take her to see her family doc or have him/her make a house call. Someone needs to measure her oxygen level (very easy to do w/fingertip sensor). Then family doc can prescribe oxygen, assuming it's too low. More importantly, we need to find out why your grandma's lips are blue (oxygen is low). Chest xray might be a good place to start along w/blood work. Good luck!
Venous Lakes: Venous lake (which are also known as "phlebectases") is a generally solitary, soft, compressible, dark blue to violaceous, 0.2- to 1-cm papule commonly found on sun-exposed surfaces of the vermilion border of the lip, face and ears. lesions generally occur among the elderly.
Low oxygen level: Bluish discoloration of the skin or lips is called cyanosis, and is generally caused by a low oxygen level or vasoconstriction. Typical causes are lung disorders, or particular types of heart defects or congestive heart failure. Extreme cold can cause vessel constriction leading to cyanosis. If the condition persists, see your doctor.
Blue lips: Blue lips - blue discoloration of lips is likely due to cyanosis (poor oxygenation).
Two year olds lips turn blue sometimes when playing but goes away after a while. What could be the cause?
Several things: You need to be thoroughly evaluated by your doctor. Only then can you find out what's going on and what can be done for you.
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.
Venous lakes: Most of the time these collections of blood vessels called venous lakes and can be treated with laser. If in doubt ask your primary care doctor. If they are in doubt have them refer you to a specialist. A dermatologist, facial plastic surgeon or plastic surgeon should be able to help you.See 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively.
Maybe: If his lips are really blue he needs to be seen asap. He may also just have a vascular instability that causes them to be bluish....Any time lips are blue a child needs to be seen.