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How long does it take to reverse melanosis coli if all laxatives are stopped immediately?

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How long does it take to reverse melanosis coli, if all laxatives are stopped immediately? I am in excellent health otherwise, eat mostly vegetarian, and exercise regularly.
Posted Tue, 21 Aug 2012 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Ketan Vagholkar 2 hours later
Thanks for writing in.
There is no exact time frame for the duration required for reversal of melanosis coli after cessation of laxatives. Usually the reversal starts at 6 months and can extend for a variable period.
I hope this answers your querry.
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