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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: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Hi--could you post a photo on this page?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Could you just please tell me about possible answers?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Well the photo would help
How long have they been that color? And are they bright red or more red/pink?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It started about a few years ago. They tend to be bright red.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
does the redness come and go? When they are very red are they also swollen?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I'd appreciate it if you just list out possible reasons first.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
OK but unless you give me more information all I can do is list them--
Cheilitis
Angiodedema
Polycythemia vera
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Is there any solution if it's genetic?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years 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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