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Gray Or Pale Complexion
Skin cancers: Skin cancers can masquerade as many things depending on natural skin tone and pigmentation, and other skin properties, such as freckling. The most important thing to do is report changes in any spot on your skin to your doctor or dermatologist. The most dangerous skin cancer, melanoma, is a pigmented cancer and something that requires expert evaluation. ...Read more
Yes And No: Altho common forms exist , the pattern can be mixed. ...Read more
SERIOUS ISSUE: True "yellow" eyes (sclera) need to be assessed for systemic jaundice which signifies liver disease ; need for medical evaluation. Your associated sx's are serious. Please seek out medical evaluation now...More commonly, a yellowish spot in the horizontal area is an actinic degeneration known as a pinguecula...Also pterygium, any eye care physician could quickly determine this with exam. ...Read more
Dark stool: 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. Silver-colored stool suggests bleeding from the biliary tree. Get checked. ...Read more
Silver vs. 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. Silver-colored stool suggests bleeding from the biliary tree. Get checked. ...Read more
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
Causes of yellow skin around eyes, like a black eye but color yellow. Eyes white, no yellow skin anywhere else.
What kind of disorders or illnesses can make hair color change? Light color to dark color. Thanks!
This way: These are carried on different genes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Newborns skin color is still dark red with a tan complexion and white hands i was told its normal. Does this mean her skin color can get lighter?
Newborn skin color: Newborns skin is very thin and changes color overtime. ...Read more
Pale stool: Have clay / pale colored stools checked out. This can occur when the liver does not produce enough bile or when bile is blocked from leaving the liver. Some possible causes include: gall stones, bile duct cysts, strictures of bile ducts, hepatitis, some medications, cancer, etc. ...Read more
3 weeks boy. White-blond hair. Pupils seem to be black, but has greyish ring in iris. Fluorescent light reflects off eyes. Has brown freckle. Albinism?
Oculocutaneous: Albinism is a group of 4 conditions, each caused by a specific gene mutation inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern. When both parents carry the gene mutation, each of their children has a 25% chance of having oca. See his pediatrician ; a pediatric ophthalmologist for diagnosis ; referral to a geneticist if he has it. Lack of melanin in the retina causes vision problems, so you need to know. ...Read more
Yes it can be: Bilirubin is a pigment that causes a yellowing of the skin (; whites of the eyes or sclerae) jaundice. Bilirubin darkens the urine. The two problems either relate to liver disease or hemolysis of red blood cells (bilirubin is found in them). Tests can be done to distinguish the source ; the history/exam would also be critical. See your doctor if not already doing so. ...Read more