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blue lips

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  • Posted By: stephanie1968
  • March 15, 2009
  • 03:16 PM

My 5 year old sometimes gets blue/purple lips, twice so far this year. His doctor says there is no problem with his heart or lungs and says he is unsure what causes it and says not to worry about it. But I feel that as it is not normal, there must be a reason and I am worried.

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  • Stephanie,Does your son exhibit the blue/purple skin discoloration in any other areas of his body...such as his hands or feet, or under his fingernails? Also, when he has this occurrence in his lips, how long does it last?You mentioned that his Pediatrician isn't overly concerned. Do you know if your son's blood oxygen saturation percentage (O2 Saturation) has been checked? (This would be done in the office with a small "probe" device that the doc/nurse would place on his finger.).Regards,John
    JonMac 165 Replies Flag this Response
  • I would want a referral to a child cardiologist just to be sure, mom...
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