Blue lips, please help my peace of mind

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photogirl1358
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   Posted 11/26/2009 11:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone,

I'm hoping someone can answer this for me... I was at my Neurologists today and showed her that my lips turn bluish after standing for a minute. This has been happening for at least a few years.

She got me an appointment with a heart specialistant in two days, which freaked me out a bit as the waiting list is months long.

My question is, over the years i've worn a halter monitor, had a heart ultrasound and chest xray... would these have shown something if there was an issue with my heart? What else will they do?

thanks for any insight you can give me
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photogirl1358
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   Posted 11/26/2009 11:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I also had an ekg months ago when I had chest wall pain to rule out anything heart related...
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hep93
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   Posted 11/27/2009 5:56 PM (GMT -6)   
They might also do an angiogram to study blood flow through the arteries and vessels of your heart.  Your symptoms could be related to circulatory problems.

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stkitt
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   Posted 11/28/2009 9:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Blue lips can be caused by heart or lung issues and may be just a minor problem. There are many other reasons that cause this bluish tint so please try to stay in the moment and know your physician is being diligent in referring you to a Cardiologist.


Do keep us posted as to what the Cardiologist has to say if you would. We all learn from each other here in this forum.



Thank you so much and welcome to HealingWell.



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photogirl1358
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   Posted 12/1/2009 8:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you very much Hep93 and Kitt for your responses :-)
 
I'm back with an update.  The doctor I saw was actually an Internist, she was very thorough and very good.   She really thinks the bluish lips aren't anything serious as everything with the clinical exam was perfectly normal.  As a precaution she's ordered a heart echo, lung function test, chest xray and a boatload of blood tests (diabetes, thyroid, etc etc).
 
At first she couldn't see the color change in my lips, but after standing for a couple minutes she did, but said it wasn't very impressive. LOL
 
Thanks again for your feedback and if we find any answers I will update again.
 
 
 
 
 
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stkitt
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   Posted 12/2/2009 6:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the update and I am glad you saw the physician and that you are going to have some testing down.



It sounds like the physician you saw was a good doctor and listened to what you had to say. Good for you for advocating for yourself and taking the step to see this physician.



Take care and stick with us.



Kitt
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