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My nephew who is one has chronic kidney disease and a transplant is in his near future, just noticed his tongue is yellowish??? any idea why?

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Dr. Roy Arnold
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Anemia: Patients on dialysis or with chronic kidney disease become anemic and take on a sallow complexion, sort of yellowish. It will improve once he has his transplant. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Yellow: Yellowish discoloration would be quite significant if were present in the skin and In the white of the eyes as that is where jaundice shows up. Dark urine and light stools are other common findings with jaundice and certain liver and blood disorders. Without these other findings the tongue discoloration may be due to digestive factors. Discuss this with a physician if it persists.

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