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What could cause blue lips & hands on a 2 yr old that testing at e.R. Would miss? No other symptoms he was not cold sick etc. Lasted several hours.
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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: It depends;see below
Were his tongue or feet blue, too? In addition to a thorough physicial exam with special attention to heart and lungs, vital signs including temp, respirations, pulse and BP (in arm and leg) and oxygen saturation would help point out if any additional evaluation should be done.
Let your son's doctor know what's been going on to see if any additional testing or referral is needed.

In brief: It depends;see below
Were his tongue or feet blue, too? In addition to a thorough physicial exam with special attention to heart and lungs, vital signs including temp, respirations, pulse and BP (in arm and leg) and oxygen saturation would help point out if any additional evaluation should be done.
Let your son's doctor know what's been going on to see if any additional testing or referral is needed.
Dr. Cindy Juster
Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Cindy Juster
You're welcome -- I hope everything turns out fine!
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Probably nothing
If yo say that there is nothing else abnormal, meaning heart exam, oxygen saturation in the blood or any sign of infection, it may very well be a transient finding and should be alarming.
If there are findings suggestive of heart problems, decrease in oxygen saturation due to a lung disease, these needs to be ruled out since blue lips and hands is only a symptom of something else.

In brief: Probably nothing
If yo say that there is nothing else abnormal, meaning heart exam, oxygen saturation in the blood or any sign of infection, it may very well be a transient finding and should be alarming.
If there are findings suggestive of heart problems, decrease in oxygen saturation due to a lung disease, these needs to be ruled out since blue lips and hands is only a symptom of something else.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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