Top
40
Doctor insights on: Why Does Your Skin Darken During Dialysis

Share
1

1
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

Dr. Quresh Khairullah
520 Doctors shared insights

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


2

2
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

3

3
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

4

4
Why does the skin of a dialysis patient turn dark and sort of scaly after numerous sessions? Can they take something to prevent it?

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

5

5
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

6

6
Why do black patches appear on the skin after dialysis?

Don't Know: I have reasearched your question and have no good answer. Others have asked the same question and have not found a good answer. However, my suggestion is to have a dermatologist look at these spots and see if a cause can be found. ...Read more

7

7
When you start dialysis can it change the color of your skin?

When you start dialysis can it change the color of your skin?

Sallow complexion: Dialysis shouldn't change the color of one's skin.

As patient's 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

8

8
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

9

9
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

10

10
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

11

11
Why the skin color change for the people they after they have dialysis treament?

Why the skin color change for the people they after they have dialysis treament?

Multiple reasons: Skin color after starting dialysis can be pale and this is related to multiple factors starting with. ...Read more

13

13
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

14

14
My father, a diabetic patient & now undergone dialysis having needle sensation if on his chest skin. Can u explain about it & how to cure it?

Unfortunately: Unfortunately when you have kidney disease and need dialysis your skin does not work correctly. You can have a secondary dermatitis and unusual skin sensations. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

15

15
Ouch phorporus in blood comm8ng out skin help hurts warm compress anyrhing else taling meds doing dialysis never miss a trea5ment hust help me get pas?

Here are some. ..: Take the advantage that your treating doctors have known so much about you through dialysis so ask them for detail. But make sure you're willing to hear what you need to hear not just what you like to hear. Online inquiry for your individual need would not suffice to address your concern to meet your satisfaction. ...Read more

17

17
I was suffering from eczema, and during those time I scratched my skin so much that I now have a lot of dark marks on my skin. Can they be removed?

Can be improved: Most likely they can be improved, but it is hard to know exactly what will be the best solution. Possible treatments include some topical creams or perhaps an erbium laser treatment like fraxel. Unless the marks are very severe, surgical removal will not be a very good option. Seek out a knowledgeable dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

18

18
Is there anything that can be done during or prior to the pregnancy to reduce patches of dark skin?

No: The hormonal changes of pregnancy can cause lots of skin changes and there is not much you can do about them. Melasma refers to dark blotchy skin changes on the face sometimes called the mask of pregnancy. It is perfectly natural. You should wear sunscreen when outside and use moisturizer to keep the skin clean and healthy. ...Read more

19

19
My skin turned very dark during pregnancy but it is not turning lighter even after delivery. Please tell me why and how to improve it?

My skin turned very dark during pregnancy but it is not turning lighter even after delivery. Please tell me why and how to improve it?

Normal changes: Pregnancy often causes darkening of the skin particularly in certain areas. The increased pigmentation can fade over time, but that can take months or even years. ...Read more

20

20
Does the upper lip skin darken during puberty for girls?

Does the upper lip skin darken during puberty for girls?

Usually not: But check w/your pediatrician if you have concerns. ...Read more

21

21
Skin developed a greyish tint making it look dark. The tint disappears on a certain stretch of days mainly during menstruation and returns again. Help?

Skin developed a greyish tint making it look dark. The tint disappears on a certain stretch of days mainly during menstruation and returns again. Help?

No idea: Most disease that cause change in skin color leave permanent changes. Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency) is an example. Silver poisoning is anothr example. You need to see a dermatologist when the skin change is present. ...Read more

23

23
My skin got really dark during pregnancy (neck, nipples stomach) will it go back to normal?

My skin got really dark during pregnancy (neck, nipples stomach) will it go back to normal?

Yes: Because of the hormonal influence, you get hyperpigmentations in the areas as you mentioned, some times over cheeks also. Will disappear after preganancy ends in matter of few wks to fe months. ...Read more

25

25
My skin looks dull and dark during the whole month except for the 7 days of menses when I look and feel my best. I'm a skinny girl with pcos. Help me.

My skin looks dull and dark during the whole month except for the 7 days of menses when I look and feel my best. I'm a skinny girl with pcos. Help me.

See an OB/GYN: This complex disease can produce numerous complications and is treatable, depending on your individual evaluation by a professional. You should be on medication and followed regularly. ...Read more

26

26
During my pregnancy I had dark urine and itchy skin. My lab work was always normal. No gest diabetes. Is pancreatic cancer possible? Baby is now 2 mo.

During my pregnancy I had dark urine and itchy skin. My lab work was always normal. No gest diabetes. Is pancreatic cancer possible? Baby is now 2 mo.

Why think of that?: Pancreatic cancer is not something you should be thinking. It is rare under 50 years of age and would cause lot many other symptoms than dark urine (which can happen from jaundice or bile obstruction).
You are well, so quit worrying! ...Read more

27

27
Itching during dialysis?

Itching during dialysis?

Hopefully the link: Below would give u tips. Http://www. Kidney-support. Org/dialysis/1350.html. ...Read more

28

28
What is the classic sign of hemolysis during dialysis?

Watch for...: While I am not a nephrologist I understand that you should look for a falling crit line, severe pain, or a pink hue to the filtrate. There may be acute hypertension, shortness of breath, and generalized redness of the skin. All of these are indications that action should be taken immediately to remedy the situation. ...Read more

29

29
What are the chances of a male conceiving whilst on dialysis?

ESRD and fertility: While being on dialysis does decrease fertility, pregnancy is still possible. Men are affected to a much much smaller degree then women. Many organizations recommend pregnant dialysis patients receive more frequent dialysis than other patients in attempts to have healthier newborns. Talk to your doctor and dialysis team if your intentions are pregnancy. Good luck. ...Read more

30

30
Why do you get cold during dialysis?

Why do you get cold during dialysis?

Out of body: The blood flows in tubes out of the body (~150ml), losing heat during it's path from and back to the body. ...Read more

31

31
What exactly happens during peritoneal dialysis?

Blood is cleaned: Special formulated fluid is filled in the peritoneal cavity in the belly which helps remove toxins and other waste products from the blood into this solution which is then drained. ...Read more

32

32
Why does my dialysis shunt itching during and after dialysis?

Why does my dialysis shunt itching during and after dialysis?

Irritation: The skin over the shunt may be itching in reaction to irritation from adhesive from tape or from the topical antiseptic used on clean the shunt prior to use. If there is any redness or signs of irritation, see a dermatologist for topical treatment. ...Read more

33

33
What causes dialysis patients urine to be so dark? Why do they stop making urine after long term dialysis?

What causes dialysis patients urine to be so dark? Why do they stop making urine after long term dialysis?

Dialysis dark urine: 34 F asks why do dialysis pats have dark urine and why do they stop making urine. ANS: urine is the remains of the fluid filtered at the glomerulus. As glomeruli are destroyed by the disease colored chemicals that normally go out in the urine build up in blood-thus the funny skin color. This color stays in the urine so dark. Eventually all glomeruli die from the cause and no urine Is formed. ...Read more

34

34
My friend is an dialysis patient and vomited during dialysis! This is the second time. Will it cause any problems?

Discuss with nephrol: We can not answer your question as we do not have enough information about your friend. I will suggest your friend discuss with his/her doctor as to what is causing the vomiting and if it needs any therapy. ...Read more

35

35
Do I need to be very careful in catheter care during peritoneal dialysis?

Do I need to be very careful in catheter care during peritoneal dialysis?

Definitely: Infection tracking to the inside of the abdomen is not only very painful but will limit the life of the procedure. A resistant infection could lead to removing the tube and just using hemodialysis procedure instead. ...Read more

36

36
How are wastes and excess water actually eliminated during peritoneal dialysis?

Concentrations: Concentrations of waste are zero in the dialysis fluid. Combined with the glucose and other substances in the dialysis fluid "drags" waste and water out of the blood and changing the bags as has been prescribed by your kidney doctor results in less waste and water in the body. It's all based on the behavior of fluids and physical chemistry. Great question! ...Read more

38

38
Is there anything that can protect the catheter site during peritoneal dialysis?

Is there anything that can protect the catheter site during peritoneal dialysis?

Yes: Keep it covered and without tension on the exit site, and use a antibacterial cream recommended by your nephrologist. Contact your nurse if you notice any redness or discharge. ...Read more

39

39
How can I rid of my back discomfort from lack of electrolytes during dialysis?

How can I rid of my back discomfort from lack of electrolytes during dialysis?

Adjust electolytes: Your nephrologist should be able to adjust your electrolyte levels for you during your dialysis to help prevent this issue. Please discuss with your nephrologist. Hope this was helpful. Thanks for using Healthtap. Best of luck with this. Dr R ...Read more

40

40
Tell me why patients with kidney failure eat and drink what they like only during the first few hours of dialysis?

Tell me why patients with kidney failure eat and drink what they like only during the first few hours of dialysis?

Nurses being nice: The total fluid removal target is programmed at the beginning of the dialysis run.

Fluids consumed on dialysis are added to the total weight target. The removal target is doable from the onset of dialysis. If you drink 32 oz in the last hour, it is difficult to get this (and the preprogrammed amount) all off in the last hour. ...Read more