Discoloration Of Legs Diabetes

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Definition

Cyanosis is a bluish color to the skin or mucus membranes that is usually due to a lack of oxygen in the blood.


Alternative Names

Lips - bluish; Fingernails - bluish; Cyanosis; Bluish lips and fingernails; Bluish skin


Considerations

Red blood cells provide oxygen to body tissues. Most of the time, almost all blood cells carry a full supply of oxygen. These blood cells are bright red, and the skin has a pinkish or red hue.

Blood that has lost its oxygen is dark bluish-red. People whose...

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