I've been reading these posts for about 2 days now after my 8 month old had mildly blue lips periodically over the last 4 days. I wanted to be safe rather than sorry and made a Dr.'s appt for today. From what I can tell there can be several different reasons for the blue lips (sleep apnea was mentioned in one post) but our Pediatrician today has scheduled our daugther for an EKG and 2 other tests due to a suspected heart murmur. After reading about the murmur's not all are serious and it's actually very common. However, the blue lips are listed as a one of the symptoms of a potentially more serious heart problem. Although I will wait until we get the results of the tests, I wanted to post this immediately for all those questioning whether they should call their Dr.
As it turns out my husband was born with a murmur which was never tested and later went away, but on the other hand, my grandmother had a heart defect from birth so both possibilities run in our family. I will be sure to keep everyone updated as we find out the results but stress how important it is to contact your pediatricians to be on the safe side.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.