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What is the cause of dark lips and dark ears in a new born ?

I had my baby on term,she was born with dark lips and upper part of the ears were also darkbut the ear lobes looked very she is 3 weeks old and the colour of the ears has improved but when she sleeps on one side that ear looks dark for few minutes.the lips at times look light and at times very dark mostly after feeding
Asked On : Tue, 3 Apr 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi there,
I would advise you to visit your paediatrician at the earliest. Some newborns are born with an undetected heart problem. The dark colour might be due to cyanosis which suggests defecient oxygenation. What is the colour of baby's nails and fingertips? Is your baby sucking well at the breast?Please visit your paediatrician at the EARLIEST to rule out heart problems/ other conditions.
Have a nice day :)
Answered: Tue, 3 Apr 2012
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ENT Specialist Dr. Sreenivas's  Response
hi vani
welcome to healthcaremagic

the findings on your baby as described by you are essentially a normal occurence and there is no need of concern

Answered: Tue, 3 Apr 2012
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hi welcome to hcm.see it may be due to congestion of don't be worry wait for sometime if still persist then concern any pediatric doc if other then that she don't have any complaints.
wish u good health.
Answered: Tue, 3 Apr 2012
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