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I have a slightly embarrassing and knotty issue. See, I'm a

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Hi. I have a slightly embarrassing and knotty issue. See, I'm a dude, and yet I have ridiculously bright, strawberry-red lips. Although me being Asian would explain part of it, but the color of my lips are barely acceptable. Could you please list out all possible causes of this issue in bullet-points?
Thanks.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Hi--could you post a photo on this page?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Could you just please tell me about possible answers?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well the photo would help
How long have they been that color? And are they bright red or more red/pink?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It started about a few years ago. They tend to be bright red.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
does the redness come and go? When they are very red are they also swollen?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'd appreciate it if you just list out possible reasons first.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
OK but unless you give me more information all I can do is list them--
Cheilitis
Angiodedema
Polycythemia vera
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is there any solution if it's genetic?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well in that case bleaching creams like tretinoin could lighten the color
But the simplest thing for you to do is discuss this with a dermatologist face to face

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