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What does it mean when you stool is black looking?

What does it mean when you stool is black looking?

Stomach pain?: The most concerning cause of black stools is bleeding in the stomach, usually caused by an ulcer or gastritis. Blood turns black when it comes in contact with stomach acids. Pepto-Bismol, iron supplements and foods such as blueberries and licorice can also cause black stools. You didn't mention if you were having any pain, if you are you need to see your doctor asap for evaluation. ...Read more

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What does a black mole mean?

What does a black mole mean?

Have it biopsied.: Moles can be dangerous especially if their is a family or personal history of skin cancers like melanoma, history of sunburns over the years, moles with different colors within it, have an irregular border, or are itchy and/or have bled. Moles larger than 6mm also need to be evaluated. Please see your doctor and if any of the lesions need a biopsy then it can done. Better to replace a mole with a scar. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have a birthmark on your leg?

What exactly does it mean to have a birthmark on your leg?

Nothing special: I know of no particular medical condition or disease that is specifically related to a single birthmark at that location. ...Read more

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What does a gastroenterologist actually do?

What does a gastroenterologist actually do?

GI Problems: They diagnosis and treat problems related to the intestinal system from one end to the other. They gain expertise in endoscopy, looking through the upper and lower GI systems with flexible scopes. Some "super" specialize in disorders of the liver. Some concentrate on inflammatory bowel disease. Most all are first internists who subspecialize in GI disorders. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a black dot on your eardrum?

What does it mean when you have a black dot on your eardrum?

Black dot ear drum: Could be that there was bleeding and even perforation,pervious laser, or cholesteatoma or rare glomus or very old dried wax. Who saw the black dot? Would follow up with ENT. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a stool with black spots in them?

What does it mean when you have a stool with black spots in them?

Possibly 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... Persistent melena (without obvious cause) & symptoms warrants md visit. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a white spot on your heart?

What does it mean to have a white spot on your heart?

Spot: Not sure what you are talking about. We don't have white spots on the heart as part of our cardiac lexicon ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have a touch of aspergers?

What exactly does it mean to have a touch of aspergers?

Autism Spectrum D/O: You are being described by this comment, hopefully from a mental health professional, as having elements of what used to be called a pervasive developmental disorder or asperger's syndrome. This would imply interpersonal deficits accompanied by narrow obsessional interests. In the new dsm-v this is as an autism spectrum disorder. You might benefit from talking to a psychologist. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if my snot is a clear/yellow color?

What exactly does it mean if my snot is a clear/yellow color?

It depends: I assume from your question that your snot is a mixture of clear and yellow. This could be indicative of any number of things: rhinosinusitis, allergic rhinitis with possible early bacterial infection, nasal polyp, viral infections, or hyperactive nasal mucosa. I would suggest seeing your physician to further delineate the exact cause in light of your medical history and physical exam. ...Read more

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How will i know what does a white tongue mean?

How will i know what does a white tongue mean?

Fungal infection: The white tongue is often a sign of a fungal infection. Have you been on antibiotics? Is your immune system immunosuppresed? If the white rubs off and leaves a smooth red tongue, see your dentist for treatment of the fungal infection. The treatment can be will mouth rinses, creams, or pills. ...Read more

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I have had black stools. What is going on and what does this mean?

I have had black stools. What is going on and what does this mean?

Bleeding?: It may represent bleeding somewhere in your GI tract so go see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a bloody blister. What does that mean?

I have a bloody blister. What does that mean?

Blister with blood: A blood blister is a sac of blood, other fluids and lymph. It occurs when blood vessels are damaged without breaking the overlying skin. Blood in the blister gives it an appearance that differs from your average blister. ...Read more

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What does it mean to poop a lot?

What does it mean to poop a lot?

Diarrhea: Diarrhea can range from very mild to severe. It can be caused by infections, malabsorption issues, or various foods. Worrisome diarrhea generally would include symptoms such as: high fever, unrelenting diarrhea, severe abdominal pain, blood or mucous in stool, dehydration, dizziness, or accompanied vomiting. When in doubt, go check it out. ...Read more

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I know its hard to say what the black dot on my nipple is without seeing it but can u give me a general idea what it could be ? Thank you

I know its hard to say what the black dot on my nipple is without seeing it but can u give me a general idea what it could be ? Thank you

Black dot on nipple: Blackhead or scab. If does not resolve in 2-3 weeks seek medical attention to make sure not lesion that needs biopsying (rarely melanoma) ...Read more

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I have a skin tag that turned blackish purple, what does this mean and what should I do?

I have a skin tag that turned blackish purple, what does this mean and what should I do?

Black Skin Tag: Accidental pinching or twisting of the tag could restrict blood flow to the growth, leading the tag to die and turn black. Though likely still harmless, schedule an appointment with a dermatologist to have the growth examined and possibly removed. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have a dot on your eye?

What exactly does it mean to have a dot on your eye?

Eval: I am sorry, but the description is to vague to venture even a guess. Why not have it evaluated by your physician or your opthamologist. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you grow black spots?

What exactly does it mean when you grow black spots?

This requires : Further clarification. Black spots on a chest x-ray? Black lesions on skin? Please re-ask this question & provide more information. ...Read more