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Primary Acquired Melanosis
Incontinentia: pigmenti is an uncommon inherited disorder of an incomplete IKBKG gene that causes increased tendency for certain body cells to self-destruct. It is more common in women and primarily affects the skin, eyes, nails and teeth. Most people are spared neurologic involvement, but delayed development, intellectual impairment and seizure may occur. ...Read more
Rare X linked pbm: Ip is a rare multisystem affliction that is seen in girl infants & fatal to males in the womb. Incidence estimates run 1/40000-1-50000 births. It appears sometimes as a blistering rash, warty or just increased pigmentation in a swirling or streaking pattern. For a more see: www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/ pmc2729954/?Tool=pmcentrez. ...Read more
Great question: You already know that most folks who are discovered to have real igg3 deficiency are troubled primarily by recurrent nasal sinus infections. Until we know whether there's one of more genes for this, or whether it's the result of some other change in the immune system (igg3 can drop after other illnesses), i think the mainstream medical community will remain undecided. Glad you're proactive. ...Read more
Diarrhea: Campylobacter is a bacterial genus that includes the species "jejuni" which is one of many bacterial species that often cause acute, infectious diarrhea. It is self-limiting, rarely lasts >7-10 days, and can be treated with antibiotics but doesn't necessarily require treatment other than fluid replacement. ...Read more
No definitive answer: Agree with Dr. Chen; impossible to tease apart how much is due to upbringing, life experiences (e.g., learning), or other environmental factors vs. genetics. There is some belief in the scientific community that humans evolved to be monogamous. So, genes likely influence monogamy, but humans are extremely flexible in terms of how they behave in different contexts. Hope this is helpful. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treatable: E. Coli normally live in our large bowel and perform a useful function there. When they contaminate our food or water, disease may result. There are many subtypes of e. Coli. They are a frequent cause of "traveler's diarrhea" with nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting, but respond rapidly to even a single dose of antibiotics. Other forms produce a more serious and potentially lethal infection. ...Read more
Pulmonologists do: Pcd is diagnosed in both children & adults & they should be followed by a pediatric or adult pulmonologist who can help monitor their lung function & provide specific therapies to prevent lung damage in the long term. Most tertiary care centers would have either an adult or pediatric pulmonologist who has expertise in the management of patients with pcd. Talk to your doctor & see a lung specialist. ...Read more
TREATABLE: Most people with healthy immune system will recover without any treatment and just fluids to prevent dehydration People with weak immune system or in poor health are at risk for prolonged illness and children may have severe disease It is a treatable condition requiring hydration and in some symptomatic anti diarrheal meds are used Recurrences may happen in immune compromised patients with AIDS ...Read more
Yes: The goal of managing acute attacks is antibiotics and IV fluids. In about 15%, emergency decompression or surgery is needed. Prevention of future attacks of cholangitis is based on removing biliary stones and debris, dilation or resection of strictures, and establishing optimal biliary drainage. Also important to rule out the clonorchis parasite. Your GI doctor can discuss newest treatments. ...Read more
Can Primary Acquirec Melanosis with atypia be discovered during a routine eye exam? Mine was in 2/2015, 7 months postpartum, 19 months after prior eye check at optometry office.
Difficult diagnosis: You should be examined by an Eye specialist (ophthalmologist) than an optometrist. Only the former can do a detailed good examination to make such a rare diagnosis. I would not trust this diagnosis coming from an optometry office. Do not sit on it too long as there is some risk of melanoma in a situation like you are faced with. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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. ...Read more
I was told I have melanosis coli. I take daily herbal supplements to help with chronic constipation. Is this bad?
Dear docs! What is melanosis on the white sclera of the eyes and is there a treatment.My son 4 year old has been diagnozed,he has black spotson sclera?
Nevi: It is a nevus in the sclera of the eyes. Most likely it is benign. It is common in Asian population ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more