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How can I treat melanosis. I just had a coloncscopy and they

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How can I treat melanosis coli
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: I just had a coloncscopy and they told me I had it
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have been on pain pills and am extremely constipated and was told to get off of all products containing senna cascara and aloe and to get off my pain pills
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: topamax, geodon pritique, wellbutron
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 5 months ago.

Hello and thanks for your question.
It's my first priority to help you.
I'm reviewing your question now & will post back with the reply soon.

Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 5 months ago.

Please provide some additional information.

What is your age?

Did you use products containing senna cascara frequently?

Which pain pills are you taking?

Waiting for your reply.
I will post back to the reply/answer momentarily. Thank you for your patience.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I am66. I have used products with senna weekly to help me go to the bathroom. I take 5mg percocet 3 to 4 times a day.
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 5 months ago.

Thanks for the follow-up.
I understand your concern.
As per your description, your constipation is related to Percocet use.

And your current Melanosis coli is caused due to products containing senna cascara use.

It is harmless and may also be reversed upon discontinuation of laxative use

You should ask your doctor to change your pain medicine to Fentanyl that may cause less constipation.

Maintain a good hydration with Gatorade.
Start Culturelle probiotic and Citrucel and Gas X.
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