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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Pale Skin Around the Lips

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced pale skin around the lips. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Iron Deficiency Anemia

    Anemia is a condition in which the body does not have enough healthy red blood cells, which deliver oxygen. Iron deficiency anemia occurs when the body does not have enough iron. Iron helps make red blood cells.

    Resolves with treatment

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, headache, shortness of breath, dizziness, heavy menstrual flow
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Vitiligo

    Vitiligo is a condition where white patches develop on the skin, which is due to a loss of color (pigment) from affected areas. There are usually no other symptoms apart from the strange appearance.

    Vitiligo is a chronic but not life-threatening condition.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    loss of skin color around the lips, skin changes resembling vitiligo, loss of skin color on the arm or hand, loss of skin color on the neck
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  3. 3.Vasovagal Syncope

    Vasovagal syncope is one of the most common causes of fainting. Vasovagal syncope occurs when the body overreacts to certain triggers, such as the sight of blood or extreme emotional distress. The body coordinates a sudden drop of heart rate and blood pressure, causing reduced blood flow to the brain and a brief loss of consciousness.

    No treatment is needed.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    lightheadedness, brief fainting episode, having fainted multiple times, fainting after standing for a long time, fainting episode after a specific trigger
    Symptoms that always occur with vasovagal syncope:
    brief fainting episode, having fainted multiple times
    Urgency:
    Phone call or in-person visit

Pale Skin Around the Lips Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced pale skin around the lips have also experienced:

    • 11% Fatigue
    • 7% Pale Skin
    • 6% Nausea
  • People who have experienced pale skin around the lips were most often matched with:

    • 50% Iron Deficiency Anemia
    • 33% Vasovagal Syncope
    • 16% Vitiligo
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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