11 votes

Why does my antibiotic make my urine yellow?

The color, odor and consistency of urine can be differ and can reveal what you've been eating, how much drinking and what diseases you have, so change of the color is usually something completely ...
user avatar
  • 4,697
9 votes
Accepted

What are the health concerns with using a laptop on your lap?

The main energy emissions (i.e. ways of affecting its surroundings) of a laptop computer are— Sound: Unless your laptop has extravagant bass speakers that can physically rattle your organs hard ...
user avatar
  • 589
8 votes
Accepted

Normal for menstruation blood to be brown/black at the start?

Menstrual blood is composed of a mixture of blood (blood cells), vaginal secretions, endometrial cells and inflammatory cells. I have found no study investigating the change in colour of mentruation ...
user avatar
7 votes
Accepted

Do shin injuries heal slower than similar injuries on other parts of the body?

It is commonly known by plastic surgeons etc that the close association of skin and bone in the shin area leads to poor healing. Anatomical studies suggest that this is caused by the comparative lack ...
user avatar
  • 13.2k
5 votes

Why does my antibiotic make my urine yellow?

The anti-biotic could possibly be having an antidiuretic effect. This reduces the amount of water in urine, and so the natural yellow hue is intensified. There is a definition of an antidiuretic at ...
user avatar
  • 1,523
4 votes
Accepted

Bitten by a Hobo Spider. How serious? Going to off-hour clinic tomorrow, but should I go to the ER now?

So I didn't die during the night, but the pain did awake me with a jolt at about 5am, and I went to the Urgent Care Clinic promptly at 6am, and it's a good thing because the inflamed site had grown ...
user avatar
3 votes
Accepted

How to remove the yellow stains from my teeth?

There are a few aspects that need to be addressed. 1) Diet & Oral habits: Often, drinks with natural or artificial coloring will stain the surface of the enamel and any tartar (calcified plaque) ...
user avatar
  • 1,205
3 votes
Accepted

Even topical tetracycline causes teeth discoloration?

Unlikely. Tetracycline topical is generally well tolerated. Side effects reported with systemic administered tetracycline such as gastrointestinal complaints, vaginitis, hematologic ...
user avatar
  • 2,952
2 votes
Accepted

Should my tongue literally be pink when I stick it out?

A tongue may have this appearance due to build up of dead cells on the surface. And then it's worse after not being used as there is no friction from food removing dead cells that might be trapped ...
user avatar
  • 13.2k
2 votes
Accepted

How does chlorhexidine cause discolouration in teeth?

There are several possible mechanisms, probably all acting together. The brownish deposits on teeth and tongue are mostly caused by the fact that bacterial proteins are denatured when the bacterial ...
user avatar
  • 6,747
2 votes

Why would blue food colouring turn green after "intestinal assistance"?

Normally I would vote this sort of question as seeking medical advice which we cannot provide, but I see that it is just a curiosity and not strictly looking for a medical diagnosis. Having said that ...
user avatar
  • 5,872
2 votes
Accepted

White Fingernail?

If the picture above describes your question, then the condition is called leukonychia. Skin diseases such as psoriasis and vitiligo can cause white spots on your nails. The skin around your nails ...
user avatar
  • 1,848
1 vote
Accepted

Different names for eGFR measurement

The eGFR is calculated differently based on several factors, including sex and race. So there are different calculation formulas based on male vs female, and African American vs Caucasian. There are ...
user avatar
1 vote
Accepted

Why is this clinical difference between central and peripheral hemoglobincyanosis?

Cyanosis occurs when the concentration of deoxyhaemoglobin is high (greater than 5g/dL), because deoxyhaemoglobin absorbs differing wavelengths of light than oxyhaemoglobin and looks bluer. Central ...
user avatar
  • 56
1 vote
Accepted

Reddened in the face / red skin in the face

There are many possibilities here, but my first thought upon seeing the pictures and reading that it occurred after you increased your alcohol consumption was rosacea. It can be triggered by alcohol ...
user avatar
  • 237
1 vote

What does cavity look like on X ray?

Bottom row, second from the front, right at the gum line. See the darkened wedge-shaped area on the right edge of the tooth in the enlargement below? That is exactly what it looks like: a hole in the ...
user avatar
  • 9,346
1 vote

Even topical tetracycline causes teeth discoloration?

When taken orally tetracycline can cause discolouration in developing teeth and should be avoided - when possible - in young children. Systemic tetracycline will have no effects on the colour of fully ...
user avatar

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible