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Are blue lips a sign of pulmonary disorder?
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Blue lips=MD visit
Blue (cyanotic) lips are never a good sign.
There can be heart or lung disease, but regardless of the cause, make you get it checked out as soon as possible!

In brief: Blue lips=MD visit
Blue (cyanotic) lips are never a good sign.
There can be heart or lung disease, but regardless of the cause, make you get it checked out as soon as possible!
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Possibly
Blue lips are typical for low oxygen levels and is known as cyanosis.
This can occur with emphysema, lung cancer, pneumonia and other illnesses. Heart disease can sometimes be associated with blue lips as well.

In brief: Possibly
Blue lips are typical for low oxygen levels and is known as cyanosis.
This can occur with emphysema, lung cancer, pneumonia and other illnesses. Heart disease can sometimes be associated with blue lips as well.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Maybe
The medical word for "blue lips" is central cyanosis.
This means low oxygen in the blood. That can be do to a pulmonary disorder but there are also some cardiac conditions that can result in central cyanosis such as right to left shunt.

In brief: Maybe
The medical word for "blue lips" is central cyanosis.
This means low oxygen in the blood. That can be do to a pulmonary disorder but there are also some cardiac conditions that can result in central cyanosis such as right to left shunt.
Dr. Francis Uricchio
Dr. Francis Uricchio
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