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I'm seeing floating black specks what causes this?

I'm seeing floating black specks what causes this?

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

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What causes you to see black specks?

What causes you to see black specks?

Black Spots: You can have a benign condition called floaters that can flicker into your peripheral vision. If you have a history of migraines that can cause spots. If your blood pressure is also extremely elevated you can have spotty changes in your vision. ...Read more

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I coughed up a black speck and don't know what it is?

I coughed up a black speck and don't know what it is?

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

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I coughed up a tiny black speck and don't know what it is?

I coughed up a tiny black speck and don't know what it is?

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

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What are the black tiny specks that are sometimes in my urine?

What are the black tiny specks that are sometimes in my urine?

As above: Let u physician do a urine test for u and u will know what it is. Good luck. ...Read more

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My boyfriend peed in a bottle to pass drugtests in future and after few weeks black specks appeared?

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

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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?

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

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What causes black tounge?

What causes black tounge?

Black tongue fungus: Antibiotics can upset the balance between the resident bacteria on your tongue and cause a fungus to take over that can look black due to staining. It is also helpful to maintain very good oral hygiene when taking antibiotics or any time for that matter. ...Read more

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Why did my armpits turn black?

Why did my armpits turn black?

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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Why is there tiny blackish strand in my phelgm?

Why is there tiny blackish strand in my phelgm?

Soot or blood: It may be soot from the air you breathe or bleeding in your mucosa and the black strand reflects altered blood. Do you smoke? Have persistent cough? If yes to either, see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Why is my poo black?

Why is my poo black?

Not sure?: Are you taking iron, peptobismal or other meds that can turn stool black? If the stool has a foul smell, is black and sticky - that could be a sign of gastrointestinal bleeding & would merit prompt medical evaluation. Take care. ...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.

I have tiny black specks in my BM. Also I've been constipated all week and just had a very large BM.

Usually: 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!

Dr Z ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.?

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.?

Hydration: The specks may be residual soot particles now being expectorated since your lungs are in improving health. Increase your hydration to thin out phlegm consistency. If specks don't clear up, see your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

A tick bite??: I doubt it very much that it was a tick, if it was attached to the skin you would have seen, now you scraped off it is more difficult to tell. Talk to your doctor. If you're worried about tick bite & Lyme disease your pediatrician can test him for it. Good luck ...Read more

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Why is the crotch of my undies black?

Why is the crotch of my undies black?

?: If you have old retained menstrual drainage, or black stools, you should see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Hard, black, seed-like specks in stool?

Hard, black, seed-like specks in stool?

Stool change: Go to your doctor to have the stool analyzed for ova and parasites, occult blood, and culture and sensitivity. ...Read more

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Black specks in stool, should I be worried?

Black specks in stool, should I be worried?

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

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What is the modern black death?

What is the modern black death?

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

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What causes frequent blacking out?

What causes frequent blacking out?

Blacking out.: Heart stopping, fainting, arrhythmia, low blood pressure, anemia, vasomotor disorders. As y0u can see better if we chat and figure out what is going on with YOU! ...Read more

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I keep getting black and blues why?

I keep getting black and blues why?

Clotting issue: Could be a problem with your clotting mechanism. You should have it checked out. ...Read more

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Why is the inside of my cheeks black?

Why is the inside of my cheeks black?

Normal variation: Hyperpigmentation (dark color) of the tongue and oral mucosa is commonly seen in dark-skinned individuals. Less common causes of this include certain medications, addison's disease, or Niacin deficiency. ...Read more

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Are there any other spiders that are black?

See below: There are thousands of spider species and many are black. In terms of numbers, that would be question for an entomologist. ...Read more