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Treatments For Melanosis Coli
I have gastropathy secondary to bile fluid & mild melanosis coli with looping of sigmoid colon. My value bumps bile into stomach not bowel. Treatment?
Dumping: You would be best to find a surgeon or gastroenterologist who could help you with your problem. ...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 more
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
I was told I have melanosis coli. I take daily herbal supplements to help with chronic constipation. Is this bad?
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 more
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
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
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
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
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
I take 2 oz of aloe vera every day to relieve ibs-c and it is very helpful. Is there any side effect to my digestive system such as melanosis?
Not with gel but...: This depends on which part of the plant is used. The inner gel is quite safe, but the skin, used as a laxative, contains anthroquinones that can cause melanosis (though that is not necessarily serious). See http://www. Ibsgroup. Org/forums/topic/158584-why-i-stopped-taking-aloe-vera-juice/ (scroll down-the top part is misleading as the first posters don't get the diff.). Also see http://bit. Ly/19ymyl0. ...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
I just had a friend who was diagnosed with wagonner's melonosis. What is wagonner's melonosis and is it treatable?
Spelling?: There is no such entity with that precise spelling. If you mean wegener's granulomatosis, that is a serious type of vasculitis (inflammation of blood vessels) which requires aggressive treatment. If that is not what it is, please recheck the spelling with your friend and get back to us. ...Read more
Can a black spot in the upper mouth be smokers melonsis or something worse? I am a smoker. Getting biopsy sep 28 but nervous till that time.
Biopsy will answer: Your concern is understandable, but your doctor decided to go for biopsy since physical examination did not provide a satisfactory answer. I trust that you are trying to quit smoking, since risk of disease increases with increasing time of use of tobacco. Please keep your appointment and hope for the best. ...Read more
Find cause: Hi. Wow, for a young patient, you're using an antiquated terminology! SGPT is now referred to (and for YEARS has been) as ALT. ALT is liver specific. Why it is elevated needs evaluation, but can include fatty liver, viral hepatitides, iron overload, autoimmune hepatitis, etc. Treatment very much depends on underlying etiology. Good luck! ...Read more
Depends: The treatment options depend on the cause of the cushing's syndrome. If the cause is due to overuse of steroids, then the treatment is to lower the dose. This is the best case scenario. Other treatment options involve: surgery (pros: cure possible, cons: surgery +/- complications), radiation therapy (cons: side effects), medications (cons: usually not a cure, side effects from med)... ...Read more
Hands & feet warm: Keep your hands and feet warm. When exposed to cold weather, wear warm gloves and stockings. Use chemical warmers for hands and feet. Medication, (vasodilators) may help but not too much. ...Read more