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DD has blue lips but not breathless or anything other obvious

(18 Posts)
merryandmad Fri 18-Jul-08 20:50:15

My dd2 has on a few occasions now had blue lips. She is not breathless, cold or seem ill in any other way.
My DP says it's nothing and not to worry about it as she doesn't seem ill.
Am I being over protective taking her to the doctors- they don't seem to stay blue for that long?
I am not a mother who takes her dd's to the doctors for every sniffle, but also don't want to be burying my head in the sand.

Tiggerish Fri 18-Jul-08 20:51:32

how old is she?

merryandmad Fri 18-Jul-08 20:53:28

She is 2

onepieceoflollipop Fri 18-Jul-08 20:53:32

Is your dp medically qualified?
If not, I would get her checked out tbh. Is she very pale skinned - sometimes if a child is very pale then when they are cold or a bit out of sorts it can make their lips seem bluish.

luckylady74 Fri 18-Jul-08 20:55:40

I would go to the doctors unles it happens somewhere like the swimming pool where there's an obvious reason of cold.

merryandmad Fri 18-Jul-08 20:55:53

She is quite pale, and she does have excema (sp?)so her skin is quite sensitive

Tiggerish Fri 18-Jul-08 20:56:00

I would feel very uneasy if this were to happen to my dd. I would get her looked at by the gp, not as an emergency but a 2 day appt (or what ever your area does) There may well be an underlying problem that needs checking out.

itati Fri 18-Jul-08 20:57:11

I would go to a and e.

blue lips could mean some problem with the heart iirc.

onepieceoflollipop Fri 18-Jul-08 20:57:28

Agree with Tiggerish.

Sparkletastic Fri 18-Jul-08 20:57:44

I would take her to doc - it can be a sign of circulatory problem.

merryandmad Fri 18-Jul-08 21:00:09

Thanks all, I am going to book an appointment on Monday- just needed back up that I am not being over-protected/paranoid mother.
My mum has also remarked on her having very cold hands, (though not at same time as lips) even though her body (felt neck) is warm

BigBadMousey Fri 18-Jul-08 21:04:12

Def take her to see the GP but don't panic in the meantime - it is actually quite common (been a few thread on here before about this sort of thing).

My DDs have exactly the same and have been diagnosed with a circulatory problem which doesn't require treatment.

I took both to the GP to rule out anything less serious despite being pretty sure I knew what it was.

Wallace Fri 18-Jul-08 21:08:12

Most likely to be nothing, but check it out anyway just to be safe.

When does it happen? Is it just her lips or is her tongue blue?

My dd used to go very blue - her cheeks, lips, arms, hands, legs and feet! She did have a heart problem, but the blueness was nothing to do with that at all! Her doctors said it was "just one of those things" and they don't really know why it happens.


merryandmad Fri 18-Jul-08 21:45:38

Wallace- I haven't noticed her tongue to be honest- will look out for it though thanks.
It doesn't happen at any particular time- is when she is running or exterting herself etc

Evenstar Fri 18-Jul-08 22:38:19

My daughter was like this as a baby/young child, I had her heart checked out 2 or 3 times. She is now a very healthy 16 year old but last spring was diagnosed with primary Raynauds' Syndrome, which is not the severe kind but could explain slight blueness and cold hands and feet.

Wallace Tue 22-Jul-08 19:49:06

Did you get it checked out? I think the fact that she is going blue when she is exerting herself, and not when she is cold, is slighly more of a concern xx

BibiThree Tue 22-Jul-08 19:51:43

Get it checked, you won't stop worrying until you do. x

Wallace Fri 01-Aug-08 20:33:49

Any update?

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