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Put 4 pieces of coughdropsize cornstarch candy in my rectum 3 days ago, constipated since, today stool (few, 2x) ambiguous brown maroon?

Put 4 pieces of coughdropsize cornstarch candy in my rectum 3 days ago, constipated since, today stool (few, 2x) ambiguous brown maroon?

Why?: I would not see an issue but better to have your doc check it out to be safe. Most likely this will resolve on its own but better to check with your doc.

I wonder if there is a rectal problem. Discuss sigmoidoscopy with your doc also. ...Read more

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When will my baby be able to handle large pieces of food?

When will my baby be able to handle large pieces of food?

Depends: Most infants can start to tolerate more solid foods (such as bits of pasta) around 9 months of age. This often occurs around the same age the baby develops a good pincer grasp. However, some babies have problems which delay the timing (eg. Reflux, feeding aversion or gagging). Also many premature babies need extra time to develop this skills. It is best to consult your doctor on the right timing. ...Read more

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What are some pieces of advice to have a healthy spring vacation?

What are some pieces of advice to have a healthy spring vacation?

2 drinks max: Per night. Always have a sober companion. Always have condoms in your purse. Drink a glass of water or juice for every alcoholic drink you drink. Don't accept drinks or rides from strangers. Go scuba diving instead. Most of my spring breaks, I got caught up on laundry and naps. Better than my friends who got arrested, we're sick out of every orifice. They spent lots of $$ to not remember much. ...Read more

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To get dark chocolate benefits, is eating a piece of 80% dark chocolate equal to eating 2 pieces of 40% dark chocolate (same sized pieces)?

To get dark chocolate benefits, is eating a piece of 80% dark chocolate equal to eating 2 pieces of 40% dark chocolate (same sized pieces)?

No: Generally, 80% dark chocolate is semi-sweet or bittersweet & has high cocoa solids (the good stuff) & little sugar; 40% dark chocolate has only 40% cocoa solids and more sugar; so 2 pieces will give you more sugar. ...Read more

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Is it okay and efficient to control my weight by just having only a few pieces of high fibre crackers for my dinner for like 4 days in a week?

Is it okay and efficient to control my weight by just having only a few pieces of high fibre crackers for my dinner for like 4 days in a week?

Not really: Studies have shown that severely restricting your calorie intake is not an effective means of weight loss or control, because in the long run it only makes you want to eat more. The best way to control weight is to eat balanced meals and exercise regularly. ...Read more

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What causes maroon colored seman?

What causes maroon colored seman?

Hematospermia: That sounds like blood. This happens with trauma during vigorous sexual activity or with a prostate problem. If it persists or if you have pain you need to be seen by your family doctor urgently. ...Read more

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How is the prostate removed? Pieces or intact?

How is the prostate removed? Pieces or intact?

Depends: Transurethral resection of the prostrate (TURP) removes pieces of the prostate gland through the urethra mainly to reduce the size and open up a wider passage way for the urine to flow out of the bladder - usually done for benign prostate hypertrophy. Radical prostatectomy removes the entire prostate gland intact as much as possible - a procedure used for cancer. ...Read more

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Why does excrement sometimes come out in pieces?

Why does excrement sometimes come out in pieces?

As diarrhea or balls: ...the answer you seek depends on whether your stool "in pieces" is Bristol Stool Scale #1 or 7--see chart attached. ...Read more

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My husbands cum has sticky jelly. Pieces in it?

My husbands cum has sticky jelly. Pieces in it?

Sounds normal: Semen has a variety of colors and thicknesses to it. In a single ejaculate, there may be clear and white color. The same is true for the viscosity: there may be a more liquid portion with more thick components mixed in. Not to worry - all of these details are important for the delivery, nurturing, feeding, protecting, and maintenance of getting the sperm to the egg ultimately. ...Read more

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I have small black pieces in my pubic area, what are they?

I have small black pieces in my pubic area, what are they?

Need to be seen: It is very difficult to determine what these small black pieces are without actually seeing them. If you see small black things in your pubic area that don't wash off, it is possible that you are seeing pubic lice, especially if it looks like this picture. You should be evaluated and treated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I webt to the restroom cleaned myself and had little pieces of meat?

I webt to the restroom cleaned myself and had little pieces of meat?

Undigested food: It is common for some food products to not completely digest. You may see particles that are difficult for the body to break down in your stool and should not be alarmed. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has been coughing up hard black pieces what could it be?

My boyfriend has been coughing up hard black pieces what could it be?

He needs seen: Hard black chunks may be a foreign body (or something like smoke inhalation) or may be dried blood from a nose-bleed, from lungs, or from bleeding ulcers from the stomach. This doesn't sound normal and he should see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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How do you tell the difference between blood in stoil, and foid pieces?

How do you tell the difference between blood in stoil, and foid pieces?

Stool issues: Food in the stool looks often unprocessed (particles). Blood in the stool is frequently invisible and you can't tell it. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to consume 1 or 2 pieces of garlics, uncook, during every meal?

Is it healthy to consume 1 or 2 pieces of garlics, uncook, during every meal?

Garlic: It has been well established that eating garlic is healthy. Taking 1-2 cloves daily is in my opinion good. I do not think you have to have it with every meal. ...Read more

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I just swallowed two small sharp pieces of a chip and I'm just wondering should I be worried?

I just swallowed two small sharp pieces of a chip and I'm just wondering should I be worried?

No Worries: They may have irritated your throat a little but they are already broken down by the strong acids and digestive enzymes in your stomach. Their are no sharp edges any more. ...Read more

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Is it healthy (and healthier than not doing so) to eat a few pieces of dark chocolate for breakfast?

Is it healthy (and healthier than not doing so) to eat a few pieces of dark chocolate for breakfast?

Antioxidant: Dark chocolate is an antioxidant the darker it is the better, but tastes less sweeter the darker it gets. Won't hurt you if you have a few pieces a day. ...Read more

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I might have accidentally eaten plastic on hotdogs. I ate around 4 pieces the size of a marble maybe a bit bigger. Should I be worried?

Well: Generally not recommended to eat the plastic around hotdogs. If it is not sharp usually this will pass without harm. For diagnosis and treatment see a primary care doctor ...Read more

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Causes of chunck bleeding pieces in the urine?

Causes of chunck bleeding pieces in the urine?

This requires med: Eval pronto. Don't know if you are male or female but this needs work up. ...Read more

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What do little pieces of blood in my flem mean?

Hemoptysis: Coughing up small amounts of blood can occur when it is dry out, and blood is seen in your post nasal drip. If it persists longer than a week or so, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Pieces of my tonsil are missing, what should I do?

Pieces of my tonsil are missing, what should I do?

See an ENT: If your tonsils is breaking off or eroding, then maybe there is a medical process and you should see an ent. If your tonsil is just shrinking over time, that is normal. When born, the tonsils are small. They grow over the next 5 to 7 years while immune system maturing. Once mature, the tonsils usually shrink, so they are small again be preteen or teenage years. ...Read more

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Where pieces of blood tissue in the urine come from?

Urinary tract: Most commonly from bladder, but can come from anywhere in the urinary tract from kidney down to urethra. Hope you have or will see a urologist to discover cause. ...Read more

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Where do small pieces of food stuck in the windpipe go?

Where do small pieces of food stuck in the windpipe go?

Few options: When coughed out either out of body or swallowed. If aspirated end up in trachea or bronchus and may cause serious complications like pneumonia, lung abcess, respiratory distress and possible asfixia, death. ...Read more

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How safe is it to swallow a few lego pieces (the 4x2 kind)?

How safe is it to swallow a few lego pieces (the 4x2 kind)?

Why: An object that size can have risks of choking and is unsafe. Are you asking what if a toddler accidentally swallows lego pieces? ...Read more

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Is two pieces of candy a day considered too much junk food?

Is two pieces of candy a day considered too much junk food?

Candy: Depends on what candy you are talking about. And what is your definition of junk food.

So 2 chocolate covered peanuts are OK. 2 very large Snickers are not. ...Read more

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How to remove tiny (invisible) pieces of metal from my laceration?

How to remove tiny (invisible) pieces of metal from my laceration?

May not be possible: With a laceration (open wound), proper care involves thorough cleansing, irrigation and sometimes debridement (removal of foreign debris and any devitalized tissue) depending on the situation. It is not always possible or practical to remove all foreign material (especially if tiny and "invisible"). An x-ray may be helpful to localize metal but sometimes it is best to leave it be and follow up. ...Read more

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What would happen if you accidentally swallowed small pieces of a plastic fork?

What would happen if you accidentally swallowed small pieces of a plastic fork?

Nothing: Plastic fork pieces are non-toxic and do not have significantly sharp outside edges even if broken. Your intestines are used to reacting to sharp objects by retracting and so penetration is extremely unlikely. Swallowing pieces of plastic cutlery is probably very common and I have seen no reports about this in the medical literature. So don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Can I lose partial pieces of fatty tissue thru urination? Not all the time though

Can I lose partial pieces of fatty tissue thru urination? Not all the time though

See below: No.
You do not loose fatty tissue through urine.
Some patients may have papillary necrosis and kidney tissue accompanied by bleeding may occur. ...Read more