Melanosis Coli - Symptoms and Diagnosis

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What are the symptoms of melanosis coli?

Melanosis coli does not cause symptoms.

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Comment from: Dr. Soni, 35-44 Male (Caregiver) Published: November 25

Pseudomelanosis coli gives the symptoms like mucus colitis. Frequent stools with mucus (no blood), colicky pain, gaseous distention of colons and tender colons are noted in a few patients, which prompted me to ask for colonoscopy, which turned out pseudomelanosis coli.

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Comment from: Mary Theresa, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 26

I had a colonoscopy two days ago which revealed melanosis coli. I probably have used a laxative twice in ten years and only about eight months ago changed to drinking herbal teas (Yogi). Without using laxatives I really question how I have this.

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