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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. ...Read more
Or raynaud's syndrome. See:
www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/raynauds-disease/...
Raynaud's disease — comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatment of this circulatory disorder. Best wishes. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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! ...Read more
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! ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Blue lips: Blue lips - blue discoloration of lips is likely due to cyanosis (poor oxygenation). ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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
See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
See your doctor: If your lips are turning blue, it is because you are suffering from lack of oxygen. In people who already have severe damage, like chronic bronchitis or emphysema (COPD), the further reduction in oxygen levels associated with smoking can make lips or fingers turn blue. This is a dangerous situation for your health. See your doctor AND QUIT SMOKING NOW, while you still have a chance. ...Read more
Several things: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
It could be from an accidental trauma (lip biting), and you may have broken/injured a small blood vessel. If you smoke a lot per day, or for years, this could be related. Go see your dentist for evaluation. You may need a biopsy to rule out cancer.
Scott Sazima DDS Westlake Periodontics ...Read more