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Doctor insights on: Melanosis Coli Symptoms

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What is a melanosis coli?

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.

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Can other medicines cause melanosis coli?

Can other medicines cause melanosis coli?

Yes: Although pathology textbooks focus on cascara laxatives as the cause of blackening of the colon mucosa by pigment in macrophages, the truth is that any laxative that works by damaging the colonic epithelium can do the same thing.

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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".

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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?

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.

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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.

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How do I cure labial melanosis?

How do I cure labial melanosis?

Dermatologist: See a dermatologist for treatment options. Bleaching treatments are available. Also discuss what may be causing the dark pigmentation such as oral contraceptives or other medications.

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Is melanosis a type of cancer?

Is melanosis a type of cancer?

Melanosis Coli: I think you are referring to melanosis coli. This is a discoloration of the inner lining of the colon, which is not cancerous, but can make it difficult to notice irregularities.

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What exactly is melanosis cutaneous fibromatosis?

What exactly is melanosis cutaneous fibromatosis?

Disease: Depends where the lesion is. Likely it is a benign tumor (fibroma) that has skin color changes (melanosis) that need to be followed and biopsied on a regular basis. Autoimmune disease might also be a contributing factor. Ur dermatologist could best answer this.

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What is pustular melanosis in infants and how is it treated?

What is pustular melanosis in infants and how is it treated?

Transient change: This is a transient skin condition of unknown origin. It presents in a fraction of infants with tiny blisters, pustules or open blisters with a scaley margin. The blisters or pustules are usually gone by 5 days but the pigmentary change may last for weeks to a few months. They resolve without treatment so no treatment is recommended. Exclusion of other conditions is part of the evaluation.

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What are the tests for transient neonatal pustular melanosis?

What are the tests for transient neonatal pustular melanosis?

Visual Diagnosis: This benign skin condition seldom warrants any tests. A scraping of the pustules reveals white cells & eosinophils without germs. The eruption pattern & lack of inflammation separate it from other entities.

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Can Alli produce melanosis in the colon?

Can Alli produce melanosis in the colon?

Not usually: Melanosis coli occurs with chronic laxative use, specifically the ones that have anthraquinone to cause pigmentation in the walls. It is a benign condition. As far as I know, Alli has no empiric or theoretical reason to cause this.

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Is there any homeopathic treatment for neurocutaneous melanosis?

Is there any homeopathic treatment for neurocutaneous melanosis?

Homeopathy: Homeopathy is an older treatment method, where small amounts of a substance that produce a symptom, are used to treat the symptom in microscopic amounts. Homeopathy is very popular in europe and is still in use all over the world. Homeopathy is symptom based and they do not "treat" named diseases.

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Can conjunctival melanosis present with tortuous conjunctival vessels?

Can conjunctival melanosis present with tortuous conjunctival vessels?

Different things: Primary conjunctival melanosis is a brown discolored spot in the eye that resembles a freckle or somewhat scatter. It is consider precancerous. Vessels in the conjunctiva might be tortuous or not.

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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.

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What does ocular melanosis mean? My baby has dark spots on whites of eyes. Could it be a disease? His vision is 100% and his health is generally good

What does ocular melanosis mean? My baby has dark spots on whites of eyes. Could it be a disease? His vision is 100% and his health is generally good

Descriptive label: The label is a descriptive one meaning the eye surface contains recognized areas of melanin pigment with an unusual pattern. It is usually a benign condition and varies in frequency within several ethnic groups. About 1/20 have a risk over their lifetime of a transformation into a dangerous form of cancer. Regular checkups with an eye doc can recognize the need for treatment if it is ever needed.

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How to effectively treat ibs-c? My colonoscopy results= two 5-10 mm benign polyps, diverticulosis and melanosis. I am a man 38 years old.

How to effectively treat ibs-c? My colonoscopy results= two 5-10 mm benign polyps, diverticulosis and melanosis. I am a man 38 years old.

Constipation: High-fiber diet with a lot of water every day and even prune juice may help. There are medications by prescription for chronic constipation and ibs with predominance of constipation. The polyps need to be followed depending on the pathology. Ongoing symptoms then reconsult your gastroenterologist. Read more at browardgi. Com.

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I hav got black spot in my face. Hand and neck. I mean sun exposed areas. I think its melanosis. Wat should I do?

I hav got black spot in my face. Hand and neck. I mean sun exposed areas. I think its melanosis. Wat should I do?

Use sun screen: If the lesions are due to exposure to sun, these should be amenable to fading if you use sun screen. A wide brimmed hat and sun screen lotion on the hands and neck would be worth a try.