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Melasma: Melasma is a common condition that causes brown patches to the face. A medical provider can prescribe creams to lighten these areas. You should also make sure you protect yourself from the sun by wearing sunscreen or a wide-brimmed hat to deflect the sun rays when outside. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are many things that may cause a discoloration of the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections and cancer can cause a discoloration of the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash or a discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
The green is due to: Transiting the GI tract rapidly.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: The discoloration is from the oxidation of the silver in the cream It depends on the amount and the length of time on the skin. But within a week most of it is gone as the skin goes through its normal cycle. ...Read more
Which pills?: Please clarify the name of the brown and white pills & what you take them for. You can re-ask with pertinent information. Thanks. ...Read more
Eye color: Comes from the iris. In many people, the iris is not just one color but a mixture of colors at the microscopic level. What color you perceive depends on what color you are wearing and the lighting. Having this trait is often highly desirable. Be glad! ...Read more
Close to menses?: Light pink to brown can be normal although I would suggest some test to rule out std or infection. I hope all is well and I am here if you have more questions. ...Read more
Possible causes: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: implantation bleeding in early pregnancy, thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives ; perimenopause. Brown is often older, deoxygenated blood. For continued change in pattern - tell dr. ...Read more
Blood?: If you have recently had your period, then it is probably remnants of blood. ...Read more
PIGMENTED PATCH: It is hard to say what it could be. How long has it been. Does it itch. Is the surface smooth or rough. Doe it burn. Has it grown bigger. It may be a birth mark.fungal infection, or hemangioma, a sun burn or something else. I suggest you have it checked by your family doctor or a dermatologist ...Read more
I have a brown discard coming from my anle what is that and I only had anle 2 in the past what is it
It: It is difficult to determine what you are asking. Are you asking about a brown discharge from your ankle or a discharge from you anus? Please clarify. ...Read more
My irises are naturally dark brown (I'm Asian), but their circumference are both dark blue. Is that normal?
Iris: Normal and more common than you think! ...Read more
I stepped on a large brown spider in my house, but didn't squash it. Not sure if it bit me or not. Should I worry?
Not to worry:
Most domestic spiders are harmless....Look at your foot!! The bites of spiders are distinctive (see illustration) If redness or swelling occurs use local anti-septic and soak your foot... if extreme swelling/redness etc contact your PCP!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
Hi. I have small light brown patches on different parts on my body I wonder if you could tell me something about them?
I have a bite on my bottom that is brown and hurts. If I touch it or lay on it I feel pain automatically. Should I be worried?
Yes: A human or animal bite is best evaluated and treated in the hospital emergency room. Antibiotics are usually prescribed and your tetanus immunity status will be reviewed to see if you need a booster depending upon what type of bite you sustained. ...Read more
For about 3 months my bm have changed from hard brown to soft mushy green. Sometimes pile like and fluffy. Diet has changed. That's bout it?
Normal variation: The color of poo is derived from the waste pigment that end up in the bile, which is added to the intestines from the liver. It starts out an intense green ; over time may change thru yellow to brown. The germs of the intestine convert the pigment as it transits the digestive tract. The less germ action the less color change.Loose stools are often a greenish color for this reason, diet matters. ...Read more
I have a small dark brown dot on my freckle. It's on the side of the freckle and I just noticed it today. It came out of nowhere it feels like.
If I have a freckle that is symmetrical in shape but one part is dark brown and one part is light brown, is it something to be concerned about?
Which is "CHANGING" needs a check by a qualified Health Professional....If it's been the same for many years. Its OK! Its CHANGE not COLOR which is the more important factor!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
I have I.B.S., but I have what appears to be brown and white form. Should I wait to see a Dr. Thank you for your time. I appreciate your opinion.
Had a small brown bug latch onto me a month ago and I had to pull it off. The bite hurted for about week and now it is brown. Can you identify the bug?
Probable tick: Without seeing a photo it is impossible to know for sure, there are thousands of brow bugs that can bite you, but if it was "latched on" it sounds like a tick! Try to google tick on your computer and see if that looks like what bit you! ...Read more
I've been on minastrin BC for almost 1month. The symptoms are damaging me. I'm almost up to the brown pills. Do I stop or finish the sleeve? Help please
You don't say: What your symptoms are. It takes a while for your body to adjust so I would advise that you discuss with your prescriber ...Read more
At first I spotted pink, then it turned brown and stopped in one day, less then 24hrs later it's pink again but a lot more of it There was 2 tiny clts
You don't give me: Your age, but this type of slight irregular bleeding is common, especially in younger women in early years of menstruation. It is likely due to minor alterations in hormone levels and balance. The condition is called dysfunctional uterine bleeding. Pink, of course, suggests blood tinged mucous; brown...older blood. If persists, birth control pills can help regulate. Always wise to exclude pregnancy ...Read more
9/19 to 9/25 was my last mens. My tracker 10/31 suppose to be the 1st day of my mens. It came 10/23 to 10/26. It was light pink than brown than heavy?
On 6/10, I received 2 bites from baby brown widows. On 6/11 I receive another and on 6/12, yet one more. It has been over a week, are getting worse?
Possible Infection: Brown widow spider bites usually are not that dangerous, but some people are more sensitive to the venom. The brown recluse usually causes symptoms after about a week. People who are sensitive to the brown widow usually have problems more quickly. Either way it NEEDS to be checked out because you could have a skin infection that can spread and cause damage. ...Read more
A few days ago I had a little brown slimy when I wiped myself when I used the restroom. The nest day, it happened again, but this time it was very light brown. I´ve had never had this happen to me & I am worried! What could this mean? Reply asap
Death is rare..: Brown recluse spider's bite can cause no reaction, a mild reaction, an immediate or a delayed reaction. With a significant reaction a which blister appears after bit. The surrounding skin becomes hard, swollen & can be red, white & blue. A deep lesion can develop which can eat through fat and muscle. Other symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, generalized muscle and joint pains, ...Read more
RecluseSpider bite: Often bite is painless or little pain like a mosquito bite. Pain can develop two or more hours after a bite and can be severe by four hours after a bite. If you believe you have had a recluse spider bite, you should contact your doctor to report this and get advice on treating any symptoms. ...Read more
Tar, fungus, other: Assume you mean stains on fingers. It's from tar, a sticky toxic chemical in tobacco, or fungus of skin and nails, or a sign of lung disease caused yellow nail syndrome. Stains on teeth, clothes, furniture is from tar & chemicals in tobacco. When U.S. Stopped smoking on planes, airlines saved big $$$ in cleaning costs http://betobaccofree. Hhs. Gov/about-tobacco/smoked-tobacco-products/index. Html. ...Read more
The brown may: Be due to older blood being cleaned from the uterus. If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more