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Can leaves of comfrey plants heal a skin lesion?

Can leaves of comfrey plants heal a skin lesion?

Try it: First and foremost, it is important to remember that there is no one remedy that heals everything. Our bodies come with their own toolkit that can handle almost anything that we encounter. Since there are many different causes of skin lesions and reasons why they do not heal, a short term trial of this plant that has shown some healing potential is certainly reasonable. Do not eat it. ...Read more

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Is freshly fertilized grass poisonous?

Is freshly fertilized grass poisonous?

No: Fertilization is done with nitrogen rich chemicals not strictly poisonous but obnoxious and potentially allergenic. Best not to play around until the fertilizer is absorbed by watering the lawn or until the next rainfall. ...Read more

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Does ovulation stain yellow in underwear?

Does ovulation stain yellow in underwear?

No, but: There is often some spotting associated with ovulation. That spotting/blood comes from the uterus. Ovulation itself does not directly cause vaginal discharge, but the vaginal discharge does change with the cycle. ...Read more

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Please explain substance gives blood its dark red color?

Please explain substance gives blood its dark red color?

Hemoglobin: Hemoglobin is a complex chemical which carries oxygen around to the tissues. When it combines with oxygen it gets bright red which is the usual color we associate with blood, when the oxygen is taken away it gets to be a darker color. ...Read more

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Urine spots leaves pink stains on toilet seat. Is this normal or worry about blood?

Urine spots leaves pink stains on toilet seat. Is this normal or worry about blood?

Chemical Reaction?: I answered this previously. In that question, cleaners were mentioned being used before the color change. Was this incorrect? ...Read more

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In hostel, pink stains in bowls of all common toilets Noticed pink ring around dried urine puddle on floor. same reason as stains in bowl(bacteria?)?

In hostel, pink stains in bowls of all common toilets
Noticed pink ring around dried urine puddle on floor.
same reason as stains in bowl(bacteria?)?

Hmmm...: One cannot think too much into pink rings around people's dried urine puddles. Just presume toilet areas are a mess, full of poop germs. That means, if it's your toilet, clean it; if it's not your toilet, get in and out as fast as you can. If spending more any more than 1 minute thinking about toilet stains, one's problem is probably not the toilet stains. ...Read more

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Is red raspberry leaves tea and raspberry leaves tea the same? Or red one is different?i need it for labor induction

Is red raspberry leaves tea and raspberry leaves tea the same? Or red one is different?i need it for labor induction

Raspberry: Never heard of raspberry tea to help induce labor, not sure there is much difference between the two. I would talk to your OB before trying to induce labor though. ...Read more

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Goey brown blood from vergina clumps in toliet?

Goey brown blood from vergina clumps in toliet?

Bleeding: You are bleeding.......vagina/ uterus can be the cause. See PMD........if it is not matching your menstrual physiology. ...Read more

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Had chinese yestrday.Saw stringy cabbage in poop & stringy red pieces.Could be carrots or blood?Haemoglobin-increased from last month& irontest-normal

Had chinese yestrday.Saw stringy cabbage in poop & stringy red pieces.Could be carrots or blood?Haemoglobin-increased from last month& irontest-normal

No concern: It is possible to pass indigestible material in your stool, and this isn't a cause for concern. Red blood in the stool means bleeding in the rectum or colon (or from hemorrhoids). Doesn't sound like you are describing a bleeding problem. ...Read more

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Do yellow colour fluid in lungs indecates tb?

Do yellow colour fluid in lungs indecates tb?

Not necessarily: Yellow mucus usually indicates an infection but it can be due to any number of causes. ...Read more

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Vacationed in arkansas, came home w/ 64 pink+ red raised bumps w/ bite puncture inside. None on exposed skin, mostly groin+stomach. What bit me?

Vacationed in arkansas, came home w/ 64 pink+ red raised bumps w/ bite puncture inside. None on exposed skin, mostly groin+stomach. What bit me?

Bed bugs?: Since you were vacationing and they were not on exposed skin it is possible that these are bed bug marks. Without seeing the bumps it is difficult to say what they may be. ...Read more

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Dark mildew smelling stool that floats?

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Dark mildew smelling stool that floats?

Not mildew: If this is a persistent problem, you may want to get it checked out especially for fat malabsorption (Celiac disease etc) when the stool floats. If this happens only for a few days, don't be worried over it. It is unlikely to be mildew even though yeast is a usually resident in the intestines. ...Read more

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Do black specs(like tiny pepper flakes) in the stool indicate blood even when the stool in a normal brown color?

Do black specs(like tiny pepper flakes) in the stool indicate blood even when the stool in a normal brown color?

Nah: Significant blood loss (more than 3-4 ounces of blood), especially from upper sources, e.g. Stomach, duodenum , small bowel, less likely from right colon, can give black, tarry stol, with a typically characteristic odor, often loose (blood is a laxative):melena (black). Entire stool would be black, not just individual spots. Likely from food, seeds. Iron pills, pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) can do also. ...Read more

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Blood in stool goes from tar black to red brown more red?

Blood in stool goes from tar black to red brown more red?

Need GI Follow Up: Darker the stool higher up the GI tract. Now you mention red brown than more red. Sounds like you could have hemorrhoids but the black tar could be an ulcer or gastritis etc etc. You may need egd and colonscopy esp if family history of colon cancer or peptic ulcer disease. ...Read more

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Found pimple/boil looking thing on scalp, no blood visible, shape irregular, look closer up saw small brown oval, its like mountain w/ peak, what isit?

Found pimple/boil looking thing on scalp, no blood visible, shape irregular, look closer up saw small brown oval, its like mountain w/ peak, what isit?

See a doctor: Although the description of your condition is detailed, nothing beats the trained eye of a medical expert in determining what may be your specific problem. Please follow up with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Fertility tea cause black poop, why?

Fertility tea cause black poop, why?

Don't know what: Fertility tea is. Iron supplements and meds with bismuth can turn stool black. If you have black, tarry, malodorous stool - this could be melena (gi bleeding) which would warrant medical evaluation. ...Read more