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Hello doctor, I am not cold, so why are my lips blue?

Hello doctor, I am not cold, so 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

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Why do my lips turn blue when I am not cold or have not had a cold drink?

Why do my lips turn blue when I am not cold or have not had a cold drink?

Raynaud's disease: 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

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My son gets blue colored lips when he gets cold?

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. ...Read more

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My lips are turning blue at the slightest bit of cold winter air?

My lips are turning blue at the slightest bit of cold winter air?

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

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What do you suggest if my grandma's lips are turning blue, what's wrong?

What do you suggest if my grandma's lips are turning blue, what's wrong?

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

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How can I cure my blue lips?

How can I cure my blue lips?

See below: Many things can cause these symptoms. You need to see your doctor. He/she whill perform a thorough examination to see what's going on and tell you what to do about it. ...Read more

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Fainting? 4 year old lips blue

Fainting? 4 year old lips blue

Blue lips: A fainting 4 year old with blue lips should be brought to the ed immediately. ...Read more

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What are blue spots on the lips?

Phlebectasis?: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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What does blue spots on your lips mean?

Blue spots: Might be due to dilated blood vessels. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have recurrent blue lips?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Blue lips?

Blue lips: Blue lips - blue discoloration of lips is likely due to cyanosis (poor oxygenation). ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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Blue spots on lips?

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

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Can blue lips be a sign of a drug overdose?

Can blue lips be a sign of a drug overdose?

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

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Help docs! My sons chin and lips are blue. Is he sick?

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. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your lips turn blue while pregnant?

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

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Sometimes my lips and tongue turn blue, should I be concerned?

Yes. Blue lips can: Indicate low oxygen content of blood. See your primary care doc. A chest x-ray may be helpful to evaluate the pulmonary system. Take a picture, a before and after, to show the doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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My one year old has had blue lips off and on for a week. Any suggestions?

My one year old has had blue lips off and on for a week. Any suggestions?

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

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What can I do if my one year old has had blue lips off and on for about a week. Any suggestions?

Need to see MD: Blue lips can be a sign of many things, some serious. Your child needs to see a physician asap. ...Read more

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My mom had blue lips. Why?

Hypoxia????: Could represent inadequate oxygenation. She needs evaluation with her physician unless she's a mbrr of the polar ice swimming club & this was a temporary phenomenon after a polar lunge. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause blue lips?

Maybe: Blue lips are usually related to a reduced blood oxygen level. If you have raynauds, this could be a cause. Lupus itself should not cause blue lips unless issues like major cardiac or pulmonary involvement is present. Speak with your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Why do lips turn pale blue when smoking?

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

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I have a blue spot on bottom lip-what does it mean?

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

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What to do if I have reddish blue bump on lower lip?

Lip lesion: 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