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Skin color changes: Introduction

Further information about Skin color changes is below, or review more specific information about these types of Skin color changes: cyanosis, paleness, hypopigmentation, yellow skin, redness, orange skin, dark skin, hyperpigmentation or other types.

Changes to skin coloration can indicate various medical conditions. Whitening can occur due to infections or to loss of pigmentation such as in vitiligo. Paleness can indicate a variety of severe infections, either local or to the entire body. Redness can indicate a variety of possibilities including local skin inflammations. Blueness can indicate cyanosis such as from lack of circulation and can be very serious. Dark skin, darkening of the skin, or "hyperpigmentation" can occur due to various medical conditions. Any changes to skin coloration need medical investigation....more »

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Causes of Skin color changes:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Skin color changes. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Skin color changes:

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Skin color changes: Symptom Checker

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Medications or substances causing Skin color changes:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Skin color changes as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Skin color changes: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Skin color changes

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Skin color changes: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Skin color changes

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Detailed list of causes of Skin color changes

The list below shows some of the causes of Skin color changes mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Skin color changes?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Skin color changes. Of the 2348 causes of Skin color changes that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 20 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 26 causes are "common" diseases
  • 18 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 10 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 53 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 2272 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Skin color changes:

The following list of conditions have 'Skin color changes' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Skin color changes:

The following list of medical conditions have Skin color changes or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.






  • Ebstein's anomaly ... cyanosis
  • Eczema ... allergic shiners (dark rings around the eyes), hyperpigmented eyelids, hyperpigmented eyelids




  • Lupus ... Raynaud's phenomenon





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Causes of Skin color changes Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Skin color changes based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

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  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Skin color changes:

    Subtypes of Skin color changes:

    Cyanosis (439 causes), Paleness (536 causes), Hypopigmentation (71 causes), Yellow skin (397 causes), Redness (534 causes), Orange skin (14 causes), Dark skin (136 causes), Hyperpigmentation (151 causes), Skin discoloration (22 causes), Mottled Skin (36 causes), Skin, bronze (2 causes), Skin, mottled (9 causes), Tongue discolouration (16 causes), White fingers (9 causes), Whitening (69 causes), Stretch Mark (4 causes), Leg blueness (13 causes), Eye blueness (2 causes), Ear blueness (7 causes), Buttock blueness (10 causes), Back blueness (9 causes), Purple skin (16 causes), Ankle blueness (10 causes), Chest blueness (9 causes), Blue skin (412 causes), Wrist blueness (11 causes), Nose blueness (9 causes), Finger blueness (17 causes), Eyelid blueness (5 causes), Elbow blueness (11 causes), Nipple blueness (9 causes), Fingernail blueness (12 causes), Calf blueness (13 causes), Chin blueness (10 causes), Knee blueness (11 causes), Arm blueness (11 causes), Facial blueness (9 causes), Breast blueness (10 causes), White Nails (45 causes), White patches (12 causes), Decreased pigmentation (15 causes), Vitiligo (10 causes), Bronze skin (19 causes), Black patches of skin (7 causes), Cafe-au-lait spots (48 causes), Increased pigmentation (20 causes), Shin redness (10 causes), Local redness (5 causes), Red skin (142 causes), Skin redness (212 causes), Flushing (238 causes), Knuckle redness (24 causes), Red eyelids (9 causes), Red, inflamed tongue (14 causes), Migrating red and white patches (2 causes), Darkened tongue (17 causes), Blue tongue (14 causes), White tongue (29 causes), Furry tongue (10 causes), Pale tongue (12 causes), Persistent brown pigmentation (10 causes), Excess skin pigmentation (32 causes), Acanthosis nigrican due to neoplastic disorders (6 causes), Acanthosis nigricans (38 causes), Acanthosis nigricans in children (25 causes), Acute rosacea-like cheek redness (6 causes), Acute rosacea-like facial redness (8 causes), Acute rosacea-like symptoms (5 causes), Ankle bruise (8 causes), Annular erythematous plaques in children (16 causes), Areas of depigmentation (16 causes), Arm bruise (9 causes), Ashen gray skin (2 causes), Back bruise (7 causes), Battle's sign (3 causes), Blanching in the fingers (16 causes), Blanching vascular reactions in children (18 causes), Blue face in children (25 causes), Blue hands (18 causes), Blue hands in children (18 causes), Blue lips (89 causes), Blue lips in children (18 causes), Bluish discoloration around the umbilicus (10 causes), Bluish discoloration of both arms (9 causes), Bluish discoloration of both hands (9 causes), Bluish discoloration of one arm (2 causes), Bluish discoloration of one hand (2 causes), Bluish discoloration of the skin (38 causes), Bluish discoloration of the skin similar to that in case of acute severe asthma (23 causes), Bluish discoloration of the skin similar to that in the case of acute severe asthma (12 causes), Breast bruise (8 causes), Bright red papular patches (30 causes), Bronze skin in children (4 causes), Brown grey skin in children (5 causes), Bruising (348 causes), Bruising in children (26 causes), Bruising in pregnancy (17 causes), Buttock bruise (8 causes), Cafe-au-lait spots in children (17 causes), Calf bruise (8 causes), Central cyanosis (25 causes), Chest bruise (10 causes), Chest bruise in children (4 causes), Chin bruise (7 causes), Chronic rosacea-like cheek redness (7 causes), Chronic rosacea-like facial redness (7 causes), Chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenia (7 causes), Crimson swollen lesions (2 causes), Cullen's sign (10 causes), Cyanosis in children (38 causes), Cyanosis in infant (24 causes), Cyanosis of the extremities (26 causes), Cyanotic newborn (16 causes), Cyanotic skin (24 causes), Dark and light patches on the skin (14 causes), Dark areas on the cheek (12 causes), Dark circles under eyes (110 causes), Dark circles under eyes in children (10 causes), Intertrigo (10 causes), Depigmented nevi (16 causes), Desquamative erythema (6 causes), Raynaud's phenomenon (89 causes), Gradual onset of Raynau'd phenonmenon (8 causes), Raynaud's disease (32 causes), Raynaud's syndrome (5 causes), Discoloration of the limb (16 causes), Ear bruise (9 causes), Ear redness (25 causes), Ear redness in children (8 causes), Easily bruised skin (37 causes), Easy bruising (246 causes), Ecchymoses (57 causes), Ecchymosis (47 causes), Ecchymosis of the abdomen or flank (6 causes), Ecchymosis over the mastoid process of the temporal bone (2 causes), Elbow bruise (10 causes), Erythema in children (8 causes), Erythema multiforme in children (15 causes), Erythema nodosum as seen in inflammatory bowel disease (14 causes), Erythema of skin (20 causes), Erythema of the areola (8 causes), Angiokeratoma due to Fabry's disease (2 causes), Eyelid bruise (6 causes), Face blueness (5 causes), Facial bruise (7 causes), Finger bruise (8 causes), Fingernail bruise (9 causes), Fingernail bruise in children (6 causes), Flat white skin lesions in children (13 causes), Flushing above lesion, Foot bruise (10 causes), Forearm bruise (9 causes), Genital bruise (9 causes), Genital bruise in children (4 causes), Gradual onset of cyanosis (15 causes), Gradual onset of cyanosis due to cardiovascular causes (7 causes), Gradual onset of cyanosis due to respiratory causes (8 causes), Groin bruise (10 causes), Groin bruise in children (6 causes), Hand bruise (10 causes), Hand bruise in children (5 causes), Heel bruise (14 causes), Hyperpigmentation in children (27 causes), Hyperpigmentation of body folds (19 causes), Hyperpigmentation of fingers (11 causes), Hyperpigmentation of nails (12 causes), Hyperpigmentation of nipples (11 causes), Hyperpigmentation of scars (9 causes), Hyperpigmented patches of skin (28 causes), Hyperpigmented patches of skin in pregnancy (9 causes), Hypopigmentation in children (15 causes), Hypopigmented lesions in adults (7 causes), Hypopigmented lesions in children (23 causes), Hypopigmented patches of skin (11 causes), Mottled, reddish blue skin on the legs (21 causes), Increased pigmentation in pregnancy (7 causes), Increased skin pigmentation (42 causes), Increased skin pigmentation in children (19 causes), Increased skin pigmentation in pregnancy (7 causes), Infantile purpura (14 causes), Inguinal freckling (9 causes), Intermittent cyanosis (18 causes), Intermittent palmar erythema (23 causes), Jaw bruise (8 causes), Joint redness (30 causes), Joint redness in children (9 causes), Knee bruise (15 causes), Leg bruise (15 causes), Leopard skin due to onchocerciasis (1 cause), Lip bruise (7 causes), Localized erythema (18 causes), Malar erythema (13 causes), Mottled cyanosis (4 causes), Mottled elbows (1 cause), Mottled erythema of the palms (23 causes), Mottled knees (1 cause), Mouth Bruise (20 causes), Mouth pigmentation (25 causes), Neck Bruise (20 causes), Nipple Bruise (13 causes), Nonpathologic cyanosis (10 causes), Nose Bruise (12 causes), Open wound with discoloration (10 causes), Paleness in pregnancy (23 causes), Pallor in children (73 causes), Pallor in newborns (18 causes), Palm bruise (10 causes), Patches on the skin look like bruises (15 causes), Penile Bruise (12 causes), Peripheral cyanosis (26 causes), Peripheral cyanosis in the nail beds (28 causes), Pigmented lesion (16 causes), Pigmented lesions in children (25 causes), Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation in children (16 causes), Purpura bleeding (20 causes), Purpura in adults (22 causes), Purpura in children (73 causes), Purpura in infants (15 causes), Raccoon eyes (2 causes), Racoon eyes (1 cause), Raised white skin lesions in children (6 causes), Rhinophyma (3 causes), Rib Bruise (14 causes), Rose spots (3 causes), Scalp Bruise (12 causes), Chronic thrombocytopenic purpura (2 causes), Shin bruise (8 causes), Shoulder bruise (5 causes), Skin colour changes in pregnancy (7 causes), Skin discolouration in pregnancy (7 causes), Skin disorders related to close contact sports (7 causes), Skin pigmentation (78 causes), Skin pigmentation changes (72 causes), Skin pigmentation changes in pregnancy (12 causes), Skin pigmentation in pregnancy (7 causes), Stomach Bruise (17 causes), Brown, blue-black or black skin lesions in children (21 causes), Raynaud phenomenon in children (20 causes), Sudden onset of Raynaud's phenomenon (10 causes), Testicle Bruise (11 causes), Thigh bruise (12 causes), Thin purple streaks on the skin (8 causes), Thumb bruise (6 causes), Toenail bruise (8 causes), Underarm bruise (6 causes), Unexplained bruising (9 causes), Upper bruise (6 causes), Vein bruise (6 causes), Vulva bruise (5 causes), Waxy pallor (2 causes), Wrist bruise (10 causes), Yellow skin in pregnancy (30 causes), Yellow skin lesions in children (7 causes), Gums bruise (4 causes), Abdomen bruise (3 causes), Abdomen redness (9 causes), Abdominal wall bruise (3 causes), Abdominal wall redness (8 causes), Achilles tendon redness (7 causes), Anal triangle bruise (2 causes), Anal triangle redness (6 causes), Appendix redness (6 causes), Arm redness (11 causes), Auricle redness (13 causes), Biceps bruise (3 causes), Biceps redness (11 causes), Big toe bruise (3 causes), Eyebrow redness (12 causes), Ear canal bruise (3 causes), Ear canal redness (13 causes), Earlobe bruise (3 causes), Bluish discoloration of the skin similar to that of heart failure (15 causes), Bronzed skin (5 causes), Brow bruise (12 causes), Brow redness (12 causes), Calcaneal bone bruise (7 causes), Calcaneal bone redness (7 causes), Cheekbone bruise (5 causes), Clavicle bruise (5 causes), Clavicle redness (4 causes), Coracobrachialis bruise (3 causes), Coracobrachialis redness (11 causes), Cubital fossa bruise (4 causes), Cubital fossa redness (10 causes), Digit bruise (3 causes), Digit redness (11 causes), Femur bruise (3 causes), Femur redness (6 causes), Fibula bruise (1 cause), Fingers redness (11 causes), Forehead bruise (4 causes), Forehead redness (6 causes), Humerus bruise (3 causes), Humerus redness (11 causes), Ilium bruise (3 causes), Ilium redness (2 causes), Lower abdomen bruise (3 causes), Lower abdomen redness (8 causes), Heel redness (7 causes), Hinge joint( elbow joint) bruise (4 causes), Hinge joint( elbow joint) redness (10 causes), Inguinal area bruise (2 causes), Inguinal area redness (11 causes), Ischial tuberosity redness (2 causes), Joints bruise (3 causes), Joints redness (12 causes), Kneecap bruise (5 causes), Kneecap redness (6 causes), Knee joint bruise (5 causes), Knee joint redness (6 causes), Lateral epicondyle bruise (4 causes), Lateral epicondyle redness (9 causes), Lower jaw bruise (2 causes), Lower jaw redness (8 causes), Lower leg bruise (1 cause), Lower leg redness (5 causes), Lumbar bruise (2 causes), Lumbar redness (5 causes), Malleolar redness (9 causes), Mandible bruise (2 causes), Mandible redness (8 causes), Medial epicondyle redness (9 causes), Metacarpal bruise (3 causes), Metacarpal redness (10 causes), Metacarpophalangeal joint bruise (3 causes), Metacarpophalangeal joint redness (10 causes), Middle ear bruise (3 causes), Middle ear redness (13 causes), Nail redness (12 causes), Nostril bruise (7 causes), Nostril redness (11 causes), Optical nerve bruise (3 causes), Optical nerve redness (13 causes), Optical redness (13 causes), Pelvis bruise (3 causes), Pelvis redness (2 causes), Penis redness (7 causes), Perineum bruise (2 causes), Perineum redness (11 causes), Periosteum bruise (3 causes), Periosteum redness (12 causes), Phalanges bruise (3 causes), Phalanges redness (10 causes), Popliteal fossa bruise (5 causes), Popliteal fossa redness (7 causes), Prostate bruise (4 causes), Prostate redness (4 causes), Pubic area bruise (2 causes), Pubic area redness (11 causes), Pulmonary bruise (4 causes), Radius bruise (3 causes), Radius redness (11 causes), Rectal redness (6 causes), Right lower quadrant redness (6 causes), Sacrum bruise (2 causes), Sacrum redness (5 causes), Scapula bruise (5 causes), Scrotal redness (11 causes), Scrotum bruise (2 causes), Skin bruise (2 causes), Skin-color lesions (148 causes), Spinal redness (5 causes), Temple bruise (3 causes), Temple redness (5 causes), Temporal bruise (3 causes), Temporal redness (5 causes), Testis bruise (2 causes), Testis redness (7 causes), Thoracic bruise (4 causes), Thoracic redness (7 causes), Thoracic spine redness (5 causes), Thoracic vertebrae bruise (2 causes), Thoracic vertebrae redness (5 causes), Tibial bruise (1 cause), Tibial redness (5 causes), Triceps bruise (3 causes), Triceps redness (11 causes), Upper abdominal bruise (3 causes), Upper abdominal redness (8 causes), Upper maxillary bone bruise (5 causes), Urogenital triangle bruise (2 causes), Urogenital triangle redness (11 causes), Vertebral bruise (2 causes), Vertebral redness (5 causes), Voice box bruise (2 causes), Vulval area bruise (2 causes), Vulval area redness (11 causes), Discolouration of the limb (6 causes), Ecchymosis of the temporal bone (1 cause), Gradual onset of acanthosis nigrican (8 causes), Gradual onset of axillary freckling (8 causes), Gradual onset of blue lips in children (7 causes), Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, Sudden onset of blue lips in children (8 causes), Sudden onset of cyanosis due to cardiac etiology (14 causes), Sudden onset of cyanosis of the arms (9 causes), Pigmentation symptoms (305 causes), Palmar redness (11 causes), Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (16 causes), Red purpura (6 causes), coated tongue (8 causes), Flushed skin (34 causes), Flushed skin with heat loss via evaporation (18 causes), Rosy swollen lesions (2 causes), Reddish purple macular lesions (27 causes), Hot flushes (10 causes), Hot flashes (12 causes), Chafing (6 causes), Telangiectasia (76 causes), Gradual onset depigmented nevi (9 causes), Altered pigmentation in pregnancy (7 causes), Pigmented retina (8 causes), Altered pigmentation (28 causes), Uremic frost (5 causes), White skin patches (14 causes), eyelid infection (7 causes), inflamed eyelids (9 causes), Ear inflammation (24 causes), Middle ear inflammation (18 causes), Subdural hematoma (5 causes), Hematoma (332 causes), eyebrow bruise (12 causes), anal bruise (5 causes), eye bruise (5 causes), Epidural hematoma (1 cause), toe bruise (3 causes), gum bruise (9 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Skin color changes:

    Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes)

    Symptoms related to Skin color changes:

    Redness (534 causes), Blueness (439 causes), Paleness (536 causes), Whitening (69 causes), Rash (1165 causes), Dark skin (136 causes), Cyanosis (439 causes), Cushing's syndrome (28 causes), Jaundice (789 causes), Anemia (926 causes), Hepatitis (42 causes), Cirrhosis, Hypoalbuminemia (18 causes), Pancreatitis (68 causes), Hemophilia

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