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Doctor insights on: Gray Or Pale Complexion

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Can some skin cancers be light blue or gray spots?

Can some skin cancers be light blue or gray spots?

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

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Does yellowish sclera related to dark coloured urine and light grey stool?

Does yellowish sclera related to dark coloured urine and light grey stool?

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

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What does dark green or gray stools means?

What does dark green or gray stools means?

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

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Would iron cause dark gray stool?

Would iron  cause dark gray stool?

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

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What does yellowish color pupils and dark colored urine mean. Also some minor weight loss?

What does yellowish color pupils and dark colored urine mean. Also some minor weight loss?

Jaundice: Liver failure or obstruction due to stones, infection, or growth near bile duct need urgent medical evaluation if this is a new problem. ...Read more

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Why teeth colour change from white to yellow or white to black?

Why teeth colour change from white to yellow or white to black?

Tooth decay: If you are referring to a specific area on the too changing color from white to yellow to black that is caused by tooth decay or cavity. ...Read more

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I have brown hair brown eyes , husband has blue eyes blonde hair fair skin, will baby most likely have brown eyes and brown hair?

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

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What kind of disorders or illnesses can make hair color change? Light color to dark color. Thanks!

What kind of disorders or illnesses can make hair color change? Light color to dark color. Thanks!

Your condition is: Unusual because hair color usually lightens with age, stress and illness (unless u dyed your hair). I couldn't think of an illness that can explain your condition. Take care! ...Read more

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I'm black with light brown skin. Will coconut oil make my skin darker?

I'm black with light brown skin. Will coconut oil  make my skin darker?

No.: Sunlight will make your skin darker if you apply coconut oil and sunbathe, because coconut oil is a poor sunscreen. But coconut oil by itself will not darken your skin. ...Read more

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Speaking of black stools, do you mean very dark brown or truly black?

Speaking of black stools, do you mean very dark brown or truly black?

Black: Black stools (melena) are potentially worrisome as this can be a sign of intestinal bleeding. A few other things can cause black stools (like iron supplements) but regardless, you should have it checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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Are black stools really black color? Like does the color look like the color of a black crayon?

Are black stools really black color? Like does the color look like the color of a black crayon?

Indication of blood: Black tarry stools are due to bleeding in the intestine. If you have black stools, see your doctor and not be concerned if it is really black. ...Read more

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Dizzines , pale yellowish skin color , fatigue symptoms?

Dizzines , pale yellowish skin color , fatigue symptoms?

Do blood work : Best to check your hemoglobin levels, liver tests and kidney function. You may be anemic and at your age likely due to heavy menstruation. ...Read more

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What can cause pale stool (almost skin colored)?

What can cause pale stool (almost skin colored)?

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

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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?

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

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Does yellowish sclera related to dark coloured urine?

Does yellowish sclera related to dark coloured urine?

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