Patient discussion about black

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Q. Why would your poop be black?

A1If it is black or black and tar like, it could mean a gastro bleed.
A2Black stools are caused by bleeding from the gastrointestinal system. If you are experiencing similar symptom you should consult your doctor and perhaps do further testing for evaluation of the cause of this.
A3The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Black stool. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.
Blood in stool - see causes of blood in stool and rectal bleeding for various possible diagnoses.
Internal bleeding
Gastrointestinal bleeding
Rectal bleeding
Stomach bleeding
Intestinal polyps
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Q. My nails are black- is it dangerous?

Hi, I was diagnosed with colon cancer and now I receive chemotherapy. This morning I found that my nails are brown and blue, and other nails have white lines on them. Is that dangerous? Should go and see a doctor?
A1The chemo can cause several changes in your nail, e.g. make them brittle etc. You can find some more info at :
A2Chemotherapy can cause spots like you described to appear on your nails. It’s not considered dangerous, and usually grow out with the nail, although your nail may grow slower because of the chemotherapy, so it may take longer than usual.
A3i heard of black nails from chemo, but white,blue and brown- sounds like a fungal infection. i would check it out if i were you.

Q. Has anyone tried black cohosh for the later years in life?

Amy mother in law took it, she said it was very helpful but it could be a placebo effect... here is some info about black cohosh from a very relay able site

Q. What does depression cause? and how can i get out of the black hole i got my self into ...?

AWhat does it cause: a loss of interest in things that were previously routine, withdrawal for social situations, withdrawal from friends and family, avoiding confrontations, avoiding stressful situations, diffuculty making decisions, feelings of deep despair and sadness, unhealthy guilt. The list does not end there.

How do I get out of this hole: See your medical doctor for evaluation and followup routinely. Take your medication on time everyday. Be patient with yourself. Try to let go of unneccessary guilt, or resentments and anger from past experiences. Forgive others who may have hurt you. Forgive them from your heart. Try to make amends to others you may have hurt. Take time in your day to reflect on things and try to resolve to do better. Don't give up. If you fall down, get back up and go at it again. A good nights sleep is very beneficial. So is exercise or physical activity. Walking is very good.

Q. This is Oliver 19 years old.I don’t like to talk to others, even to my parents. I don’ know why?

This is Oliver 19 years old. I have no one to share my feeling, so I am writing here to get some advice. First thing is, I am black and fat, this makes me very depressive. I don’t like to talk to others, even to my parents. My younger brother is cuter than me. So I hate him, probably I cry every night especially when I listen to music. Sometimes I am forcing myself to cry, I don’ know why?
A1Hi Oliver, please share here with us your talents and hobbies and thoughts. We do not bite!

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A2First of all, trust that you are not alone. At your age it is difficult to handle this problem alone. Try to make some friends and share your inner thoughts with them or with your parents. Some time, family isn't the best, but they have to know how you’re feeling! I am speaking from my experience. Daily go for a long walk without thinking unnecessarily. I hope you will feel the real world, Good Luck!
A3HI OLiver,,whats hapening, wellcome herto the site there are a lot of people that would love to talk to you---dont down yourself,you are a young black man you should be proud;what size you are doesnt matter--keep your head up an dont let what other people call you or say to you bother you---remember to stay away from negative people an you will be alright,I am a 52yr old black man an i will talk to you any time you want,find out what makes you happy/what do you want to do with your life?---mrfoot56
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