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It can be serious: Dark stools can be a sign that you are bleeding somewhere in your gastrointestinal tract (GI system). The stool is black (melena) because the blood has been digested. It can indicate that you have an ulcer or lesion in the tract somewhere. You need to be seen by your PCP or a gastroenterologist. A basic stool test can help. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Skin replacement: There are many areas of investigation in dermatology such as better treatment for tumors like melanoma and treatment for chronic conditions like psoriasis and eczema. A most interesting line of investigation is to develop an artificial skin to replace skin damaged by disease or trauma. This would be a fabulous breakthrough. Do you have any ideas for a skin breakthrough? ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Mood swings, sudden brown tanning & pigmentation of facial skin with light colored spots in it since 2 years, acne & oily skin, pcos. Skin problem?
See a medspa doctor: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome can cause all of your issues. Start medication and see a medspa doctor to get the skin problems under control. Many lasers can help with the darker spots, as well as the acne. T here are also products and prescription creams to use between laser visits. ...Read more
No: Usually dark spots corrector is used on dark pigments seen on the hands as women age. Because it is formulated for the spots or lentigos on the hands I would not use it on the face. Acne has an antinflammatory component that aging spots do not have. To avoid possible scarring of the facial skin I would not recommend using it on the face. Follow label directions for safest use. ...Read more
I have a HUGE light brown birthmark on my stomach, along with dark raised moles. I also have new dark freckles appearing randomly. Dermatologist time?
If your birth mark: has never been checked by a dermatologist and you are getting new or different moles, it is a good idea to have a skin check by a dermatologist. At your age, they will probably find that everything is OK, and recommend that you visit them periodically, but it's best to check. ...Read more
Irregular periods, thick dark brown vaginal discharge, followed by bright red mucus-like discharge, then dark brown again for 4 days now. What is it?
3mmx2mm drk brown mole on breast appeared in pg (now 3mo pp) Flat,smooth,even color. It peeled in bath & black skin cameaway. Mole now a bit lighter but still flat&smooth&even. Could this be melanoma?
Possibly: It's really difficult to diagnose skin lesions without examining them. But you describe a black color to the mole, and a relatively quick development over a few months. Those are potential warning signs for skin cancer. A good physical examination, and very possibly a biopsy, would be prudent next steps. Please see your doctor and make those arrangements. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Uncertain: Missed/late period: low body wt, obesity, weight ^ or v, ^exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, perimenopause, just starting menstruation, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e., polycystic ovary syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more
Whats the best OTC fade cream for postinflammatory hyperpigmentation spot(dark brown unchanged after month since rednes passed but dark spot stayed?
Brown /yellow brown: I would not worry. Stool is a combination of bacteria, food residuals,bile . Diet affects color-carrots/ sweet potatoes more yellow. Butterfish orange/ oily .Colors to worry are red current jelly/ black tar ( blood) and chalky whitish ( gallbaldder) and oily gassy stool(pancreas) and if constantly light yellow. f/u/ w/ doc http://www.mayoclinic.org/stool-color/expert-answers/faq-20058080 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have brown hair brown eyes , husband has blue eyes blonde hair fair skin, will baby most likely have brown eyes and brown hair?
Difficult to say: The genetics of human eye and hair color are very complex--you can pin the odds down better the more genetic history of eye and hair color you can obtain--siblings, parents, aunts and uncles, grandparents, great-aunts and uncles. There are odds tables based on this information. ...Read more
Psoriasis on stomach that's cleared.Left with a patch of discolored skin brown-reddish brown.Derm. Says it's pigment discoloration.Will it clear?
Postinflammatory: Inflammation of the skin is often followed by darkening that may last for months. All acne can be managed today. If benzoyl peroxide (and/or the oral contraceptive pill for a female for whom it's right) doesn't work, topical Clindamycin or some other medicine from your physician will help. Don't try to treat the dark spot (not worth trouble/ risk) or even give it much thought (no face is perfect). ...Read more