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Black Specks In Bo
May be floaters: Floaters are due to imperfections in the clear gel inside the eyeball, and tend to become noticeable as a person ages. Floaters occur in many people, and sometimes are more noticeable if one is looking at a plain blank surface such as a blue sky. Large numbers of floaters, noticeably increasing floaters, flashes of light, changes in vision, etc..., should be evaluated by an md eye doctor. ...Read more
Probably unimportant: You probably inhaled a speck past your usual barriers and your normal reflexes took action and you coughed it out. Unless you have chronic coughing or are ill in other ways, you probably have nothing to fear. ...Read more
Probably unimportant: Most likely you inhaled the speck and it made it past the usual barriers which are mostly quite effective. If you do not have chronic coughing or other signs of illness, then you probably have nothing to worry about.. ...Read more
Are they black or: DARK red? See dermatologist for answersGet a more detailed answer ›
My boyfriend peed in a bottle to pass drugtests in future and after few weeks black specks appeared?
Urine culture: Obviously your boyfriend is trying to game the system. The urine he collected was probably contaminated which could be the use of an unsterile container, an unclean urinary tract or some infection that he already had. The specks will certainly warn anyone giving him a test that the spcimen was not proper. ...Read more
I just took a drug test a few minutes ago and I've noticed black specks floating around. It may have been brown. What does this mean?
Hard to say: It could be debris from the cup or it could represent possible particulate matter from the urinary tract. Sometimes there can be small enough sediment from early kidney stones but if there was no pain or discomfort, passage of kidney stones that were fully formed is much less likely. ...Read more
I am noticing black specks in my cough. I usually do cough when I exposed to polluted area. But earlier black specks were not there and I don't smoke.
Cough with sputum: Please elaborate more about your bronchial secretions, time of day, colour, frecuency And associated Symptoms ...Read more
Don't know but...: I'm sorry there was a delay answering. Please read up on acanthosis nigricans. If this is a match, get with your physician and determine whether it would be appropriate to look for an underlying illness to explain the change. ...Read more
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I have tiny black specks in my BM. Also I've been constipated all week and just had a very large BM.
Small "specks" are from dietary intake....eg Have you eaten blackberries????? If the entire stool is black this needs evaluation since it might represent bleeding.
Hope this helps!
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I've been coughing up clear, thick mucus with brownish blackish specks for months now. Why is this happening? What is it?
Cough: "brownish blackish specks" may be due to tobacco use or environmental exposure. Since we don't know anything about your medical history, social history or environmental exposures, I recommend you consult your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
I've stopped smoking I'm bringing up plhem with black specks what are the specks the plhem is thick what can I do to loosen it.?
How big is a tick? Found a small black speck stuck to my sons face. When I pulled it off it didn't look like a bug. Would I be able to tell?
SIZE OF TICKS:
TICKS VARY IN SIZE AND SHAPE.
I AM AFRAID YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TELL.
IF YOU STILL HAVE IT, YOU COULD TAKE A PHOTO OF IT AND CHECK WITH YOUR PCP.
HE OR SHE MIGHT BE ABLE FIND OUT WHAT IT IS OR WAS.
NOT TO WORRY. . . ...Read more
My son had a little black speck stuck to the side of face. I scraped it off and it didn't look like a bug. Would I be able to tell if it was a tick?
Possibly melena?: Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly suggests bleeding. When blood is denatured by acid in your stomach, as from ulcers, stools will turn tarry ("melena"). Blood may also be ingested from nose bleeds, bleeding gums... Persistent melena (without obvious cause) & symptoms warrants md visit. ...Read more
Today's strain: If I understand your question correctly, you are asking about different strains of bubonic plague. People have looked at the genomes of the plague bacillus from today and compared it to the bacilli left in remains of victims of the epidemic in India in the late 1800's, the medieval Black Plague, and that in the ancient world and traced its molecular evolution; all 3 strains still occur in nature. ...Read more