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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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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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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?

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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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

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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

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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

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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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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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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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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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