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Kidney Failure Darken Skin
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
In Kidney Disease or kidney failure what color of urine is produced, white, pale yellow or dark urine?
It can: All idodinated contrast agents used for radiographs can cause kidney injury. The risk is proportional to your level of renal function and they should be avoided if kidney function is impaired. If it is absolutely necessary to use them special preparations to reduce the risk can be taken. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible...: All life events are a one-way street of accumulation, modification, and continuation from inception to eternity. So. good/adequate personal & professional care can modify the existing conditions so to slow down the pace of worsening, which may highly vary. Nonetheless, move on to do those within our control and avoid wasting time & energy to think and worry about those beyond our control. Best ... ...Read more
Let's reframe the ?: The issue isn't the amount of bilirubin causing problems with the liver. The liver is likely infiltrated with tumor mets and therefore is not able to process bilirubin. The elevated bilirubin can have multiple causes but is a symptom of the liver failure rather than the cause. It can also be a symptom of obstruction of the biliary system in the liver by tumor or simply inactivity (cholestasis). ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Does isotretinoin cause irreversible sun damage? Will it cause permanent darkening of skin due to sun exposure?
Not likely: Topical Isotretinoin is well known to cause photosensitivity (easy burning) from bright sun light exposure. This will cause temporary redness and soreness, but not permanent change. Interestingly, Isotretinoin and other so-called retinoid agents have been successfully used for years to actually help reverse chronic sun damage. ...Read more
What is the prognosis for advanced liver cirrhosis and congestive heart failure due to alcoholic cardiomyopathy, ef 10, asceties, kidney impairment?
Skin Cancer: It depends on which type of skin cancer - the three most common are Basal Cell, Squamous Cell, and Melanoma. Basal cell usually does not spread beyond the skin and when it does it grows as one big piece. Squamous cell carcinoma can spread to lymph nodes and other structures, and melanoma is the most dangerous and can spread anywhere. So any of them can cause internal bleeding if the cancer spreads ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very unlikely: There are case reports of glomerulonephritis occurring in Isotretinoin patients at a very rare level (one case in 38, 667 reported to fda). There are also reports of Isotretinoin curing glomerulonephritis in lab animals, so if the medication is helping your acne, be sure to monitor body systems carefully through the prescribing physician. ...Read more
Can darker skinned (non-white) people have more resistance against sunlight and resulting skin cancer?
Yes: But does not prevent it.Get a more detailed answer ›
In case of kidney transplant due to chronic kidney failure, which donated kidney is preferred: living related or living unrelated kidney?
My eGFR is 55; Creatinine is 1.16. I had acute renal failure 1 year ago after emergency colon resection and sepsis. Can sepsis cause kidney damage?
How come when felt sick went to doctors and all said it was in all in the head, not until went to hospital with kidney failure, was i believed?
Family practice : I hope you are doing better. To answer your question i thought how i would feel if i rushed through an exam an missed the diagnosis. It would be horrible and no excuse for it. Physicians need to listen be compassionate and give proper treatment. If they are unable to get the answer seek help. Never say its all in your head. I am glad you finally received help. ...Read more
Obviously I need to speak w/ my pcp. I've had ^alt,ast,crp,co2, and kidney failure. I also have crohns disease, skin problems and all over pain. maybe?
So what's the questn: You gave us a list of problems and what you already know.However, since you did not ask a question, there is no way for us to form a reasoned answer.You are welcome to start over, but questions are not linked, so each must have relevant background and ask a clear question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hx of crohns, kidney failure, enlarged liver-14cm, skin issues, ^ in alt,ast,crp, extreme fatigue for 10yrs and unexplained fevers. maybe lupus?
? Uncontrolled Crohn: Uncontrolled Crohn's can cause all this, either directly or indirectly, kindly revisit your Gastroenterologist for re-evaluation before considering other diagnosis, wish you wellness ...Read more
I didn't drink water for two days. Could I be severe dehydrated? Could I get kidney failure? My urine wasn't real dark just yellow.
Yes: Yes you can get kidney failure from not drinking for a longtime. But right now I think you are just dehydrated. there is no way for me to ask you why you have not had water in 2 days but if you have decided not to,it is not a good idea and I hope you are taking other liquids. If you are not, and you just don,t feel like,get evaluated. Keep hydrated. ...Read more
Skin : One of the common effects of kidney disease on the skin is chronic pruritus or itch. ...Read more
End stage kidney disease(pkd). Recurrent infections since apr, 12. Been on levoflox 500 since then.Noticed redness of skin in the leg.Is the drug safe?
PKD and levofloxacin: Levofloxacin is a good medication, though can have tendon side effects. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Levo are especially good for PKD associated infections. Redness of leg skin may reflect some edema -- is there evidence of rash on trunk or arms? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can kidney disease or low cortisol levels cause excessive sweating of the face & scalp/head? It happens even in cold weather. Any ideas?
Yes: In some associated way yes you can get these symptoms from low cortisol and kidney dysfunction. ...Read more
Excessive sweating of the face and head. I have underactive thyroid and kidney disease. What could cause this sweating only on my face and head?
Hormone excess?: Face and head sweating is more common in women that are taking hormones. It can be from excess sympathetic tone or from volume changes being monitored by internal pressure receptors as might be your case with renal disease. Check hormone levels and consult with your nephrologist or endocrinologist. This link may help but is complicated http://jap.Physiology.Org/content/100/5/1692.Long. ...Read more
I have itchy skin on my arms at my elbos. Sometimes a blister appears, others, just itching. I do havr stage 3 chronic kidney disease. Is this related?
What hormone imbalances can cause excessive face/head sweating? I have underactive thyroid, kidney disease, & low cortisol levels. Can these diseases?
E. coli: The so-called enterohemorrhagic e. Coli is linked to a particular form of kidney disease called hemolytic uremic syndrome. Type o157 is the most common but other o types can also cause this. Anti microbial agents not only do not prevent the kidney complication but clearly are linked to a higher risk of it. However, e.Coli sepsis of other types can cause kidney failure that may be prevented by rx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What exactly does borderline kidney failure mean? & what can be done to keep them to get worse? Is ther e something im doing causing them to fail?
Kidney failure?: Two things that can lead to kidney failure (esrd) are poorly controlled hypertension and diabetes. If you have those problems make sure you have your BP well controlled and if you are diabetic, make sure you are under the care of an endocrinologist. See a nephrologist (n) and have a 24 hour urine collection to get your actual kidney function determined. After that the n can discuss your prognosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uremia: If you have renal failure and is unable to excrete toxins and excess electrolytes/water from your body, you are likely to have symptoms and signs of uremia. They include nausea/vomiting, loss of appetite, inability to concentrate, diffuse itching, and lethargy in addition to having fluid retention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A condition in which your kidneys suddenly stop working normally. Since your kidneys remove waste products and help balance water and salt and other minerals (electrolytes) in your blood, when your kidneys stop working, waste products, fluids, and electrolytes build up in your body. This can cause problems ...Read more
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