Re: Melanosis coli anyone?
I had never heard of Melanosis Coli. I looked it up, merely a change in pigmentation and a few other features. It did mention laxatives as a cause. As you imply, most people with UC or Crohn's can't even look at laxatives on a store shelf without feeling sick. Sometimes Crohn's patients get partial or full small bowel obstructions and a very few of them will turn to laxatives with disastrous results.
It would be entirely okay to admit such a thing, wouldn't it? Not to imply that you have done this... but, have you felt constipated at all in the past? Have you ever had a bowel obstruction?
You could share with them how their incorrect conclusions have upset you greatly and demand some sort of apology. You can also get a new set of Doctors. Try to let it go if you can. Go back in a few months and get yourself retested, if the condition persists then they need to figure it out, right?
Last edited by Isotope; 10-29-2013 at 07:30 PM.