Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
142 Doctors are Online

Lip and gum turned purple after polyp surgery - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
User rating for this question
Very Good Posted in: General Health
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 1741 Questions
User :   I HAD MINOR SURGERY FOR A POLYP AS A DAY CASE WHEN I CAME HOME MY BOTTOM LIP AND GUM WERE PURPLE FOR 2 DAYS I HAVE FELT SICKLY SINCE TREATMENT BUT POLYP OKAY
Doctor :   Hi
User :   have you read my query?
Doctor :   may i know if u have any pain or discomfort ?
Doctor :   is there any swelling as well?
User :   sore abdomen but i presume from the amount of air put into bowel
Doctor :   were u given any anesthesia ?
Doctor :   and may i know the location of the polyp ?
User :   no just a relax drug into arm
User :   lower bowel
Doctor :   so it was an endoscopic resection ?
Doctor :   may i know your age as well ?
User :   i dont know i was told a polyp it was cortisised then 2 staples in iam 63
Doctor :   what i meant was did any scope introduced thorough your mouth ?
User :   ihave addissons disease/diabetes/early rheumatoid arthrits
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i guess during the procedure you might have unknowingly bit yourself
Doctor :   this is ok and will get better within the next week or so
Doctor :   there is no need to worry about
User :   my gum and lip were not bleeding i was concerned as this is a new problem
Doctor :   it could be a contusion and not a bleeding issue
User :   it has nothing to do with my addissons/
Doctor :   no its nothing to do with any of ur conditions as this is a recent onset
User :   i am still feeling sickly i vomited for 24 hours coming home i thought i would return to work next day!
Doctor :   thats usually occurs due to the procedure
Doctor :   and will wear off soon
Doctor :   take some antiemetics to control your symptoms and you will be fine
Doctor :   hydroxyzine available over the counter will help your symptoms
Doctor :   are u there ?
Doctor :   have u followed my advice ?
Doctor :   are u there ?
Doctor :   are u there
Doctor :   i guess you have moved out of the chat session
Doctor :   please login if u have any medical queries
Doctor :   bye for now
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor