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Can taking rifampicin cause melanosis coli?

Can taking rifampicin cause melanosis coli?

Med side effect: Doubtful. Melanosis coli is very common and can occur more frequently in females, those who use laxatives or who have inflammatory bowel disease. In general it can just happen so no need to try and see if a medication caused it. Speak to your md for more details if you are concerned but you may just "have it for no reason". ...Read more

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I just had a colonoscopy this morning and they found melanosis coli. I look up =abusive use with laxatives.I do not use laxatives. What else causes?

I just had a colonoscopy this morning and they found melanosis coli.  I look up =abusive use with laxatives.I do not use laxatives. What else causes?

Melanosis coli: If the diagnosis is correct is caused by cascara segrada an ingredient in many over the counter laxatives, softeners and herbal remedies. It causes deposits of pigment in the mucosal cells giving a black or leopard skin appearance to the colon lining instead of the natural pink appearance, it does not pose any medical risk but it does make diagnosis of colon pathology somewhat difficult. ...Read more

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What is a melanosis coli?

Coloration of colon: The inside lining of the colon can become darkened oftentimes from laxative use but it is a benign finding seen on colonoscopy. ...Read more

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I was told I have melanosis coli. I take daily herbal supplements to help with chronic constipation. Is this bad?

I was told I have melanosis coli. I take daily herbal supplements to help with chronic constipation. Is this bad?

Benign: Melanosis coli is a benign condition that causes yellowish discoloration of colon that occurs due to excessive use of plant based laxatives such as senna. It is not associated with any serious condition. ...Read more

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It seems I have Penile lentiginosis. I don't think it is Penile melanosis cause of my age,18, and no sexual activity. Is there any treatment possible?

It seems I have Penile lentiginosis. I don't think it is Penile melanosis cause of my age,18, and no sexual activity. Is there any treatment possible?

See a dermatologist.: A dermatologist can diagnose and treat your condition. If you are correct, and these spots are benign lentigos, topical treatments include hydroquinone, azelaic acid, corticosteroids, and tretinoin. Laser surgery can provide definitive treatment. The dermatologist can provide accurate diagnosis and definitive treatment. Take care. ...Read more

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I am suffered from folliculitus decalvans & am taking rifampicin &clindamycin but causes me serious diarrhea shall i quit?

I am suffered from folliculitus decalvans & am taking  rifampicin &clindamycin  but causes me serious diarrhea shall i quit?

Folliculitis decalva: there are other treatment options regimen that don't include clindamycin, which may definitely cause diarrhea. See a dermatologist or infectious diseases specialist ...Read more

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Does TB drugs Rifampicin & isoniazid cause orange vaginal discharge?

Does TB drugs Rifampicin & isoniazid cause orange vaginal discharge?

Rifampicin: Can make your urine red orange(not harmless side effect but can also color your tears, saliva and stool too) and since your urethra is so close to your vaginal opening, it's possible that some of your vaginal discharge is being "stained" red-orange. ...Read more

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Does rifampicin & isoniazid TB drugs cause infertility ? & can tuberculosis cervical lymphadenitis cause infertility?

Does rifampicin & isoniazid TB drugs cause infertility ? & can tuberculosis cervical lymphadenitis cause infertility?

TB and infertility: TB can cause infertility, but usually it does not show any kind of symptoms until the infection has advanced to a severe level and can affect the infertility in women as well as in men. In the woman it causes tuberculosis in uterus and fallopian tubes where as in the man it cause tuberculosis of epididymo- orchitis, as a result of which no sperm can get into the semen. ...Read more