Melanosis coli

What is Melanosis coli?

Melanosis coli, also pseudomelanosis coli, is a disorder of pigmentation of the wall of the colon, often identified at the time of colonoscopy. It is benign, and may have no significant correlation with disease. The brown pigment is lipofuscin in macrophages, not melanin.

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I consume a diet high in uncooked salad +herbs + vegetables. will the consumption of herbs in your diet..not a herb compound in a pill cause...

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Hello and thanks for the query.
Melanosis COLI is a disorder of brown pigmentation of wall of colon.
It is a benign condition and the brown...

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I recently underwent Colonoscopy, this was a diagnostic test done as I am 54 years old and the doctor wanted to have this done as a base line.

The...

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1. How long does it take to reverse melanosis coli, if all laxatives are stopped immediately? I am in excellent health otherwise, eat mostly...

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Laxative should not be used for longer duration.

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Yes, they just reported that my colonoscopy showed melanosis coli from my laxative abuse. I told them there was a problem, I have never used a...

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Colonoscopy just discovered melanosis coli which was not present 18 months ago. Have no history of laxatives, herbal supplements or green tea. What...

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I recently underwent Colonoscopy , this was a diagnostic test done as I am 54 years old and the doctor wanted to have this done as a base line. The...

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