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What causes darkening of the skin during dialysis?

What causes darkening of the skin during dialysis?

Urochromes and : Middle molecules. These are substances that normally are filtered out by your kidney but not by the dialysis machine. ...Read more

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more


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What causes dialysis skin tone change?

What causes dialysis skin tone change?

Sallow complexion: Dialysis shouldn't change the color of one's skin. As patients approach needing dialysis, the skin can turn a non-shiny yellow/brown, which is called sallow complexion. Anemia, low hemoglobin, can cause pallor (pale skin). ...Read more

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Why some dialysis patient got dark skin?

Why some dialysis patient got dark skin?

Increased pigment: Kidney failure often causes increased pigmentation similar to tanning. The mechanism may be related to molecules and toxins that build up and are incompletely removed by dialysis. The pigmentation usually causes no problems. There can also be small deposits of calcium in skin, itching, sores from scratching and other skin problems in dialysis patients that can cause more severe symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the cause of skin pigmentation at the site of dialysis?

See below: If you mean the site of the needle puncture, it could be a hematoma, blood under skin, which can change colour. ...Read more

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Hi Am dialysis patient my skin colour is going dark day by day why? and how can i rid off it?

Hi Am dialysis patient my skin colour  is going dark day by day why? 
and how can i rid off it?

Here are some...: Darkening skin my occur in some patients of ESRD with or without dialysis resulting from poor excretion of the metabolites of melanin leading to higher melanin in the skin. More? Ask your nephrologist timely. ...Read more

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Why does the skin of a dialysis patient turn dark and sort of scaly after numerous sessions? Can they take something to prevent it?

Dark skin: The darkening of the skin from dialysis is thought to be due to chemicals that build up in the skin from kidney insufficiency. There isn't much to do for it except to stay out of the sun. ...Read more

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Does dialysis cause skin color change?

Does dialysis cause skin color change?

Sallow complexion: Dialysis shouldn't change the color of one's skin. As patients approach needing dialysis, the skin can turn a non-shiny yellow/brown, which is called sallow complexion. Anemia, low hemoglobin, can cause pallor (pale skin). ...Read more

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My dad is on dialysis from last few weeks he is having extermely itchy skin, is there any way to control it? Any cream ?And what iis the cause of it?

My dad is on dialysis from last few weeks he is having extermely itchy skin, is there any way to control it? Any cream ?And what iis the cause of it?

See answer: What is medically termed "uremic pruritus" (up) is quite common in patients with end-stage renal disease on dialysis and can be quite distressing and bothersome. Lack of consensus in precise cause(s). Treatments generally include either topical or oral meds. Topical treatments include skin emollients, capsaicin cream and tacrolimus. Your dad's nephrologist can provide specific recommendations. ...Read more

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Help please! could dialysis change my skin?

Dialysis: In general dialysis patients do complain of dry, darker skin, itching, etc. However one should keep in mind that these are complications of severe kidney insufficiency and result of toxins accumulating in your body. These skin changes are not from dialysis, in fact the whole goal of dialysis is to help and remove these toxins from your body. ...Read more