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

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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 is not raised or black color.smoked 15 years ago.but now ex smoker...what...

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Looks like Smoker's Melanosis..

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

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