Why Are My Lips Turning Purple

The most common reason for purple lips is:

Lips may turn purple as a sign of low oxygen in the blood.  This typically occurs in kids with asthma or other lung conditions, but may also happen in patients

with certain cardiac conditions known as cardiac shunts .  Typically, however, the presentation is not as atypical as yours because the lips, both upper and lower, turn purple simultaneously.  This usually gets worse with exertion.  The fact that only part of your lip turns purple makes it very unlikely for it to be cardiac related.  Do you remember getting hit in that area?   Also, are you having much pain when they turn purple?  Do you take any supplements

?  I honestly don’t know what this could be.  Consider seeing your doctor and maybe ask for a referral to see a dermatologistby Cleveland Clinic

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