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What Does A Kidney Failure Rash Look Like
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
depends: Kidney stones have various composition. The color of the stone, which is quite small and irregular in shape, can be brownish, yellowish and rarely white. Some have integrated blood and are reddish. Always a good idea to collect the stone and give it to your doctor for analysis to help with prevention of another. ...Read more
Bacterial meningitis: The bacterial meningitis rash looks like a bunch of tiny pin pricks initially, that develops into areas of skin looking almost like purple colored bruising, if you press the purple colored rash it won't turn white. If you see such a rash, plus stiff neck, fever headache or other symptoms of meningitis visit a doctor immediately. ...Read more
Pyelonephritis: Symptoms of pyelonephritis can include fever, painful urination, the sensation of an urgent need to urinate, blood in urine, nausea, vomiting, flank pain and sometimes groin pain. Please obtain prompt medical care if you think you have a kidney infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Increased densities: Liver cancer can look like single or multiple nodules of increased density on the ultrasound. However, ultrasound is not the best, nor is it the final test in the diagnosis of liver cancer. A ct scan with and without contrast or an MRI scan give better visualization. By ultrasound, it is sometimes difficult to differentiate a hemangioma (a benign lesion) from a liver cancer. ...Read more
Lupus Rash: There is the classic malar (butterfly) rash across the cheeks and the bridge of the nose. But this rash is actually uncommon. Follow this link to read much more: http://www.Lupus.Org/webmodules/webarticlesnet/templates/new_empty.Aspx?Articleid=453&zoneid=76. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May be shingles: End-stage renal disease is immune compromising, which can predispose to shingles outbreaks, so might be that--which you need to tell your nephrologist about, as may transmit to others at dialysis. Could be other things as well for same reason, so really needs dr's evaluation. ...Read more
Gross Exam: The stuck stone can look brownish due to old blood or clot coating its surface in the area where it is lodged, but on scrubbing, it looks light tan with powdery surface and may have glistening inner core. They are mostly calcium carbonate or oxalate in chemical composition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See sample picture: It is usually a ring-shaped lesion with serpentine borders and mild, flaky scales. Topical lamisil, lotrimin, or tinactin (tolnaftate) are available otc and all seem to work quite well for simple ringworm on body, not scalp/bearded areas. Keep area clean, dry and apply the cream 2-3x/day should get rid of it in about 10-14 days. If not better, consult doc for possible alternate diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more
A fistula: A fistula for dialysis is created by connecting a vein in the arm to an artery and giving it usually 6-8 weeks to mature. A good fistula is anatomically not visible but felt through the thrill and bruit it creates. So you should not be able to know the location of a fistula if it is well done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low T wave: Hypokalemia (low potassium) characteristically creates a low-voltage t-wave and a prominent u-wave on ones ecg; the u-wave can merge with ones t-wave, creating a long qt interval which is associated with cardiac arrhythmias, some of which can be life-threatening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lump on skin: Hemodialysis sites look like engorged veins. If they are "fistulas" (artery connected to a vein) the lump on the skin follows the natural pathway of the vein. Over time these can dilate and become aneurysmal. The arterio-venous grafts are basically synthetic / plastic tubes which are placed right under the skin. These you can see and feel. The actual needle puncture sites develop small scabs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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