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How Can I Find Out What Caused My Black Stools
See your doc: Black stools can be from gastrointestinal bleeding (usually upper GI source), iron pills, peptobismol, charcoal capsules, arsenic. Dark stools can also come from blueberries, etc. See your doc. See if stool tests + for blood. If so get evaluated-generally upper endoscopy, maybe colonoscopy (black stool can be from right side of colon), or capsule endoscopy to check small bowel. ...Read more
More specific: Sharp or dull, one eye or both eyes, discharge or crusting, what makes it better or worse, timing (intermittent, worse in morning or evening, all the time, gets better or worse as the day progresses) and any other accompanying symptoms such as foreign body sensation, headache, flashes etc. ...Read more
What muscles hold your poop. I smell like feces and i'm trying to figure out what's causing this. I went to a proctologist and told me nothing's wrong?
Hmmm.: It is quite a jump from smelling like feces to wondering whether or not you have issues with being able to hold your feces. Proctologists are quite well trained and i suspect that if he says you are normal you are at least not very abnormal and this is not likely the cause of your problem. Have you considered a different organ? Maybe this is your nose / sinus or brain? ...Read more
See your physician: Stomach bloating can be a very general symptom caused by a lot of things. If your symptoms persist its best to be evaluated by your primary physician. ...Read more
What to do if i found out that my dark circles are caused by allergies i have. How do I get rid of them?
Allergy test: See allergy doc and get treated. Fresh mint leaves paste on closed eyes help. ...Read more
Some ideas...: If you donate blood at the blood bank, you can learn your blood type at no charge. They also test for hepatitis and hiv. That's a real win/win situation! you help, and get information in return. Otherwise, you can ask your doctor to order a blood type on you. Your insurance will not cover this. If you ever needed blood, they would do a test on you before giving you blood - don't have to know it. ...Read more
How to remove black spots or black sign on neck i don't understand what is it..so please suggest me how to prevent ??
I go between constipation/diarrhea I went to the bathroom and tried to poop and a hard stool came out with white discharge. What can it be? Dangerous?
Skin Infection: If you suspect that you have a skin infection, then you should see a dermatologist so that he or she may do a biopsy and or culture and treat you with the appropriate mediations for a skin infection. In the meantime, you can try an over the counter topical antibiotic ointment per the instructions on the back of the ointment tube. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pore strip/ comedone: Extractor. Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day. Use oil free products on face. No heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples / blackheads. Avoid touching face (i.e., cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (w salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatologist (discuss meds, comedone extractor, pore strips, etc.). ...Read more
What causes my faeces to be a pasty tecture? What's wrong with me? Everytime i go to the bathroom i stain the toilet...How embarrassing! please help!
Dizziness: Dizziness and passing out spells as you report can be a complicated issue. You should start out with your primary doctor and branch out from there. You may need to be seen by a neurologist, cardiologist, and otolaryngologist. More information would be needed to provide you more specific details. ...Read more
Bleed. Call MD NOW: Black, tarry stools can be seen with bleeding in the gut- usually upper GI tract (stomach, duodenum), but not always; even without pain, nausea, etc. Risks include aspirin, nsaids, alcohol, ulcer history, steroids. Black stools also from pepto-bismol, iron pills, arsenic (not prescribed anymore), charcoal. Black is black, dark is dark. Call doc now. If lightheaded, chest discomfort, palps: er now. ...Read more
I have a light blue tint to my earwax. What are some things i can do to get rid of it??? Also what causes earwax to be blue?
Blue ear wax: is very uncommon. My first thought would be something you put into your ear (? pen) colored the wax. I believe there are some unusual infections that could cause ear wax to appear bluish. Is there any pain? If it persists, I think this deserves a visit to an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist. I would make an appointment. Good wishes:) ...Read more
I would start with: Your primary care physician. He or she will evaluate and determine if assessment by a neurologist is indicated. ...Read more
Hi I have a white patch on my butt cheek and it happens to be sinking. Can you help me figure out what skin condition I have and its treatment?
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