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Kidney Failure Permanent Skin Pigmentation Changes
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
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
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
Allergies: Dark pigmentation around the eyes is commonly caused by allergy, and may be due to repeated episodes of swelling as well as itching and eye rubbing. Broken lid vessels lead to pigmentation. Certain glaucoma eye drops are known for skin pigmentation, as is Latisse (bimatoprost) for eyelash growth (if it gets onto the skin). Decreased pigmentation can occur which cholesterol deposits (xanthelasma) and vitiligo. ...Read more
No: Since we don't know what is causing it, there is no permanent solution. UVB-NB phototherapy may help in some cases. ...Read more
What would cause splotchy skin pigmentation changes on my chest, shoulders, and neck that pop up every summer ?
Tinea versicolor: This is a benign fungal infection. The fungus prevents even tanning that becomes more apparent upon getting sun exposure, particularly in the summer. You can treat it by applying a dandruff shampoo like Nizoral (ketoconazole) for 10 minutes before showering each day for 1-2 weeks. This will often eliminate the fungus and the skin color will then gradually even out upon additional tanning. ...Read more
Sun, hormones, meds: Most common causes of increased pigmentation are sun exposure, hormones (ie: pregnancy, fertility treatments, oral contraceptives, hormonal replacement therapy), and medications (ie: minocycline, tetracycline, doxycycline, sulfa drugs) or combination thereof. Certain diseases associated with hormonal imbalance such as addison's or cushing's can also cause excess pigment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Although there is no safe way to permanently change your pigmentation, some topical treatments such as hydroquinone, can cause temporary lightening of skin pigment and spots. A little less effective but safer for long term use are products containing kojic acid and arbutin. These products work by suppressing melanin production. Medical grade products work better than over the counter creams. ...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
Skin color comes from four different pigments present in our skin: 1. Melanin - tans or browns in our skin 2. Carotenes - yellows and oranges 3. Oxygenated hemoglobin (in the arteries) - red 4. Deoxygenated hemoglobin (in the veins) - blue skin color is the ...Read more