Melanosis Coli

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Case description

Melanosis coli is a medical condition caused by the release of a pigment molecule — called lipofuscin — into the mucus membranes of the large intestine (colon). Melanosis coli isn’t life-threatening. Most likely, you won't even know that you have it. It’s detected through a colonoscopy and is caused by the consistent use of laxatives. 

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