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Why Does Herpes Turn Dark Black
There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more
Localized bleeding: Bruises or hematomas are actually localized areas of bleeding from direct trauma to the involved area. The coloration is initially very dark (black and blue) but quickly fades to lighter shades as the body and local tissues metabolize and breakdown the millions of red cells that make up the bruise. Darker coloration correlates with a denser volume of bleeding. ...Read more
Sometimes: Red wine does not usually cause blackened stool. It sometimes causes green stool, as it may contain dyes [that are also used in grape sodas and grape candies] that cause stool to green. If it has very high tannins. Meaning grape skins were left in the wine a very long time this may cause a darkening of stool. ...Read more
Not sure: Tarry / sticky? Bad smell? Dark? - could possibly be related to a GI bleed. Or can be related to meds or foods. ...Read more
See your doctor: If your lips are turning blue, it is because you are suffering from lack of oxygen. In people who already have severe damage, like chronic bronchitis or emphysema (COPD), the further reduction in oxygen levels associated with smoking can make lips or fingers turn blue. This is a dangerous situation for your health. See your doctor AND QUIT SMOKING NOW, while you still have a chance. ...Read more
Bile: Bilious vomitus is that color. If he has frequent episodes of vomiting, inflammation of the stomach lining(gastritis), gall bladder problems, hepatitis, intestinal adhesions, peptic ulcer, hiatal hernia are possibilities and he should be examined by a physician. Have him abstain from alcohol,caffeine,greasy and very spicy foods,nicotine in the meantime ...Read more
Normal variation: There is a very large variation in appearance of the vaginal lips, and pigmentation will first of all be effected by your general complexion. The vagina is never pigmented and as you move out from the vagina to the vulva pigmentation will increase. Chronic irritation can cause increased pigmentation and there is also a condition called vitiligo where there can be random areas of no pigmentation. ...Read more
Eating ANYTHING?: If it happens with only certain foods it's probably an allergy; but if it really happens after eating anything, it's not. Msg is often blamed for reactions like this, but i know of no proof, and everything you eat does not contain msg. If it truly happens every single time you eat, you'll need to let a dermatologist work this out for you. ...Read more
My fingers turn blue sometimes and i don't know why like they turn like a blueish green what is it?
Raynaud: Phenomenon or syndrome and a few other disorders your internist or rheumatologist may determine to be the cause. Depending on your specific presentation, vacular compromise is the less likely reason which a vascular surgeon may readily diagnose. Mention this to your doctor or pediatrici. ...Read more
I have dark skin, bump above mouth started off black, popped it, hurt bad for days, now theres a bigger filled w/ white but wont pop, sound like herpes?
Obstructed gland: This sounds more like a skin gland duct that became obstructed and an infection has developed behind it. See superinfection discussion. ...Read more
Hyperpigmentation: Unfortunately, after an injury to the skin - such as a blister from herpes or from a scratch/scrap, the skin can darken. It may take some time before that darkening fades. I would protect the area so that no re-injury occurs, worsening the problem. Also, protect the area from sunlight -as that could cause skin coloration changes. Most probably 'tincture of time' is what's best. See plastic surgeon ...Read more
I have dark circles on inner thigh and broke out with bumps can it be herpes or something else it's not red dots ?
Rash: Without seeing this there is no way in which to diagnose what is going on. Show this to your doctor. Best. ...Read more
There was a white spot on her nipple and it turned black/blue (also have herpes) is this worrying ?
Yes: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
According to statistics, nearly 1 of every 2 black adults has genital herpes. What do you think about this?
True, but....: About 20% adults in the US have blood tests showing they carry HSV2, the main cause of genital herpes. And indeed it's around 50% of African Americans (40% of males, 50% of females). See https://www.cdc.gov/std/herpes/stats.htm The explanations are more complicated than you might think. For example, it is not because of more sexual partners in AAs versus other racial/ethnic groups. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dauhgter just found out she has genital herpes and was told today now she has clap this is the only partner shes had hes black and denies ever know?
STDs: Sexually transmitted diseases often travel together. The good news is that gonorrhea or the clap can be treated and go away. Herpes is often reoccurs and requires repeat treatment and often continuous therapy. Make sure she is tested for Clamydia, HIV and syphilis. She needs to be counseled to protect herself from pregnancy and diseases. All the best and so sorry. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have chylmadia and herpes 1. Have red spots that itch and then turn black. At first thought it was mosquito bites but now not sure. What could it be?
STDs: Without seeing these, or even knowing where they are located cannot possibly diagnose them, but having had two stds would strongly recommend your being seen again by a doctor and being tested for other stds. ...Read more
Is pigmentation in baby's eyes normal? There's black spot in my friend's baby eyes. And he had bad diarhea. Could it be because of herpes?
Folliculitis or herpes? Big bumps upper inner thighs, a hair in center, there for weeks no change/slight worsening, some red some black, some bleed.
FOLLICULITIS/HERPES: CANNOT TELL WITHOUT ACTUALLY SEEING! PLEASE SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. BEST LUCK ...Read more
Slept with lady who had herpes. 2days later she had outbreak. I got red spot on penis 1 day after sex. changed to black next and peeled. Am I infected?
Here are some ...: Herpetic lesion wouldn't heal up in 1-2 days, but runs its certain course. So, the reported lesion may not be associated with HSV infection. But if your lifestyle and sexual practice are in high-risk category for contracting STD, go to Doc for testing and counseling soon for current concern and for future prevention. At this time, I wouldn't guess yes or no for being infected. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dark itchy swollen raised patches all over body (not herpes, not any ringworm, not cancer docs say ... Very itchy then subsides. Any clue?
Get the diagnosis: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Only sex w wife. I hv dark spots on head of penis aftr mastrbating/wiping w rough paper towel. Dr thought it was glands. HPV or herpes? no puss/pain
Not enough info...: Without a direct look these spots, it is surely hard to give right diagnosis although sebaceous glands or pearly penile papules or foreskin-related rash, etc. may be. Clinically, if not increasing in size & number, not changing in their look, and not hurting, they are probably nothing serious; if so, leave them alone and see. If not, to to be re-evaluated in 6-12 months is reasonable. ...Read more
I have red itchy spots on leg that turns black.Is this an std. If so which one. Could this be syphilis. Or herpes? What r symptoms for both
I had a bump on my thigh with black in it. It left a black/red scar. Sometimes have an itchy butthole and a single red dot on penis. Do I have herpes?
Get checked: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more
Does herpes leaves dark marks like jock itch, I have in my buttocks darkdiscoloration, doctors says itwas for fungus, but i neverdo the STD test.
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