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Blue lips, dizziness, tight chest - told i'm ok

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  • Posted By: md2897
  • September 26, 2007
  • 03:56 PM

Hi i'm hoping someone can help me. I have had hospital tests done to check my heart as major heart problems on mothers side all have came back ok. However I am still getting blue lips almost daily and occasionally get dizziness, headache, tight chest and tingling in both arms all the way down into my hands and my right arm where you have the TB jabs get very tender to the touch. I get very heavy painful periods. Doctors are un concerned. Has anyone got any suggestions as to what can help I would love to hear :D . Thanks

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  • CIRCUMORAL CYANOSISThis is a blue tint to the skin SURROUNDING the lips, but not on the lips. This is normal and is simply the blue color of the veins just below the skin in this area. If you look closely enough, then you can see this blue tint most of the time. Normal skin color is white to clear and the pink-red flesh tone we see is due to blood in the arteries just above the veins. When the arterial blood in this area diminishes for various reasons, you will see the blue tint of the veins underneath. This is very different from true cyanosis which is a blue color to the lips. Should you see a blue color on the lips, then this should be considered an emergency and you should call the office immediately on an emergency basis or call 911. When your lips are blue, have they ever done any tests on you such as an O2 saturation level which they should have in the docs office? Have you been out of the country? Dengue fever is associated with circumoral cyanosis. Also COPD. Maybe you should see a pulmonologist. Or get a new cardiologist.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • September 27, 2007
    • 11:57 AM
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  • Thanks for replying, Yes it's my lips that go blue not around them. I spent 24hrs in a cardic care unit they checked my oxygen levels twice (I think is that a little monitor they put on your finger?), they where more concern on checking my heart and I had a ECG monitor on and they took my blood pressure through out, they also took blood samples, said I was ok. I have not been anywhere outside UK. Do you know of anything test I can do privately as doctors just not interested. Many thanks
    md2897 3 Replies
    • September 27, 2007
    • 09:01 PM
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  • I was told that I was OK also. I wasn't. I had over 70 symptoms and would not let them send me to a psychiatrist after talling me I had all of these symptoms because I was depressed. Yeah, a swollen liver because I am sad? PLEASE! I was very ill. I went to Bioset therapy which is a form of NAET. Here is the link for NAET practicioners in the UK.http://www.naet.com/subscribers/doctorResults.asp?FromQS=1&db=default&uid=default&City=&State=&Zip=&Last=&Country=England&Status=on&sb=4&view_records=Search Try this first before going for more tests that aren't going to reveal anything. Get tested for mycoplasma's...there are many kinds...they cause many diseases/symptoms. Best of luck...keep your chin up...mommy cat:)
    mommy cat 1654 Replies
    • September 27, 2007
    • 10:09 PM
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  • Thank you mommy cat I will look at these. I hope your feeling better. :)
    md2897 3 Replies
    • September 28, 2007
    • 09:20 AM
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  • Are you taking any iron supplements for the heavy periods? Hope this helps. Menorrhagia - or excessive menstrual bleeding, is normally indicated when a woman's menstruation lasts more than seven to eight days each monthly menstrual period, or if she loses more than 80 milliliters or about 1/3 of a cup of menstrual blood each monthly cycle. A woman's doctor may classify or diagnose her as having dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB), which often leads to an iron deficiency or anemia unless she begins taking iron supplements, as prescribed by her doctor. Iron deficiency, as caused by the excessive menstrual bleeding, may lead to increased fatigue, dizziness, shortness of breath, and in severe cases - angina.Menorrhagia's most likely causes include:* Abortion-related problems* Cervical or endometrial polyps* Cervical cancer* Endometrial cancer.* Hormone imbalance* Intrauterine Devices (IUDs)* Menopause* Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)* Perimenopause* Premature Ovarian Failure* Uterine fibroids or tumors (benign or cancerous)
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • September 28, 2007
    • 11:23 AM
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  • Wow thanks Rad-skw I had never heard of menorrhagia before I have just looked it up and I am definatley going to keep records - my doctor has never asked for this, I am also going to try some iron tablets to see if this also helps, once again thanks. md
    md2897 3 Replies
    • September 28, 2007
    • 00:58 PM
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