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Doctor insights on: The Thyroid And Ocular Melanosis

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more