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How does blue cohosh cause miscarriages?

How does blue cohosh cause miscarriages?

Causes contractions: Wisdom says: avoid this in most all cases. There are certainly some who know how to make good use of ancient herbal therapies, but very few. This is powerful stuff and quite toxic. Action is complex, but vaso-constriction is part of it. It induces labor regardless of the readiness of the fetus. Steer clear or be prepared for facing a medical emergency. ...Read more

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Does blue cohosh cause an abortion at 5-6 weeks ?

Does blue cohosh cause an abortion at 5-6 weeks ?

Uncertain: Although there is folklore indicating blue cohosh may cause early abortions there is no research to back this up. And it can have serious side effects such as diarrhea, stomach cramps, chest pain, increased blood pressure, increased blood sugar. Recommend avoiding this if you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Why would it be that my sunburn is turning black and blue?

Why would it be that my sunburn is turning black and blue?

SImple basic care: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area which has coloration. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently help. ...Read more

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I fell on a rock at my uncle's camp yesterday and have a big black and blue. How long do they take to heal?

I fell on a rock at my uncle's camp yesterday and have a big black and blue. How long do they take to heal?

Hematoma: You probably have a hematoma (collection of blood under the skin) caused by the trauma. It will gradually dissipate over 2-3 weeks depending on the size of the injury. ...Read more

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What causes black and blue toenails?

What causes  black and blue toenails?

See a podiatrist: If you are runner, this is a common injury called "black toe syndrome" due to blood bruises under the nail plate. Other causes of black toenails are infections - either bacterial or fungal. Another cause may be from a fracture in the last bone of the toe. In any case, see a podiatrist who can examine and treat any of these conditions and recommend ways to prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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Why does my baby have black and blue eyelids?

Why does my baby have black and blue eyelids?

Childbirth?: If you are referring to bruising around the eyes at the time of childbirth, this is very common. With a normal delivery, it can still be somewhat traumatic to the baby, and bruising can be seen around the eyes. Usually there is no injury. If you are unsure you can ask your pediatrician, or if this has developed at a later age, an immediate eye examination or discussion with peds is indicated. ...Read more

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Can my finger be broken if its black and blue?

Can my finger be broken if its black and blue?

That could be one: Sign. If in doubt - seek medical eval. An x-ray can rule in or rule out a fracture. ...Read more

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What kind of insect bite turns black and blue?

What kind of insect bite turns black and blue?

Spider bites: Sometimes spider bites will look very dark black or blue/purple. There are only 2 types of poisonous spiders in north america- the black widow and brown recluse. They usually cause flu like symptoms and severe pain. Most spiders are not dangerous, but keep the area clean to prevent infection. ...Read more

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Is my finger broken if has gotten black and blue?

Is my finger broken if has gotten black and blue?

Not necessarily: But possibly. The best way to find out if it is broken is with a x-ray. ...Read more

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My old incision from over 20 years a hysterectomy suddenly turns black and blue.why?

My old incision from over 20 years a hysterectomy suddenly turns black and blue.why?

Should get checked: Given the time period, assuming it hasn't been a problem before it is unlikely the surgery has anything to do with the discoloration/bruising now. You should get it checked out with a physician (doesn't have to be OBGyn) to look for causes of random/easy bruising ...Read more

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What should I do if I had a big fall on my hip in hockey and there is a big black and blue mark?

What should I do if I had a big fall on my hip in hockey and there is a big black and blue mark?

Ice it: Ice, ice, and more ice.....Antiinflmmatory such as Motrin or alleve assuming you are not allergic. If pain is bad you might want to make sure you didn't break anything. ...Read more

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I notice i get blue black easily. Even a slight knock on the table or chair will give me blue black. Please advice.

I notice i get blue black easily. Even a slight knock on the table or chair will give me blue black. Please advice.

Easy bruising: If you are one of those people who bruises easily, you may be completely healthy! some people seem to have more fragile tissues that tear and bleed under the skin ( ecchymosis). The platelets are the blood cells involved in clotting our blood. Mild decrease in number or function could cause easy bruising, as can decreased function of blood clotting proteins like von willebrand factor. ...Read more

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I woke up with my finger black and blue and I didn't injure it in any way. What could be causing this? I'm not having any pain.

I woke up with my finger black and blue
and I didn't injure it in any way. What could be causing this? I'm not having any pain.

Immediate MD: 56 year old lady with dizziness, vertigo, painless blue digit. You need immediate full history and medical exam, you may have arrhythmia causing your dizziness and throwing emboli to your finger. At the very least, dangerous causes need to be ruled out ASAP. There are less dangerous causes as well such as vasospasm, Raynaud's phenomenon. See MD as soon as possible please. Good luck. ...Read more

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My toe is black and blue what should I do ?

My toe is black and blue what should I do ?

Was there an injury?: That is one way to develop black and blue. It also can be from a tight shoe or a circulatory dosorder. Is it painful.? Is the skin excessively cold or even hot. These all play into the possibilities. If this persists for more than a few days, or is swollen or cold, see a physician immediately. Try elevating foot. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your toenail turns black and blue?

What does it mean when your toenail turns black and blue?

Bruise: Normally it is dry blood from the nail having been traumatized (injured). The important thing is the area of discoloration should grow out as the nail grows out. If it does not grow out with the nail have it checked. It can take up to 9 months for it to grow all the way to the tip of the nail. ...Read more

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What's the reason why my toenails are black and blue underneath?

What's the reason why my toenails are black and blue underneath?

Bruised...: They probably had some sort of trauma causing a bruise under the nail plate, most likely from rubbing in the shoes. This should grow out with time. ...Read more

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I fell on my right elbow and it is black and blue how to treat it?

I fell on my right elbow and it is black and blue how to treat it?

Rest ice elevate: Rest, ice, compression, elevation. If deformity noted and/or loss of motion noted early, then x-ray to guide further treatment. ...Read more