Melanosis

What is Melanosis?

type of hyperpigmentation caused by increased production of melanin ( the natural pigment of body). melanin is a derivative of amino acid tyrosine produced from cells located in the dermo epidermal junction of skin. it is usually regulated in response to UV exposure of sunlight

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I just had a colonoscopy and the test uncovered melanosis coli. I had previously been taking colon cleansers so figure that s the cause.....is...

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Melanosis coli is a disorder of pigmentation of the wall of the colon, often identified at the time of...

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I have brown flat patches on inside of soft palate and inside of jaw...it is not raised or black color.smoked 15 years ago.but now ex smoker...what...

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Brief Answer:
Looks like Smoker's Melanosis..

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Hi..
Thanks for the query..

Well, the symptoms that you have explained seems to be...

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While shaving my bikini area i noticed something bkack on my clitoris. It is not painful, does not pertrude, and there had been no itching,...

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Brief Answer:
Seems to be genital melanosis, rare chances of it being melanoma,

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I have...

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I am havimg light brown/dark brown patches on my face,neck and arms. I contacted a doctor which treated me for 4 month as photocontact melanosis.I...

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From the past 2 months, i have been developing dark patches around my eyes at the juction of the fore head. The doctor yesterday said that it is...

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hi i have perioral melanosis since 1 year my doctor said this is because of animea and suggested a kojic acic & vitamin C cream and some iron...

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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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I am 30 years old. I just had circumcision in August. From October I started developing brown/black patches on the penis glans . The patches are...

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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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While shaving my bikini area i noticed something bkack on my clitoris . It is not painful, does not pertrude, and there had been no itching,...

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