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Why Does Your Skin Darken 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Multiple reasons: Skin color after starting dialysis can be pale and this is related to multiple factors starting with. ...Read more
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
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
Can diabetics cause ringing in ears, something crawling on skin, seeing things like bugs? My husband is on diaylisis and has a prosthetic leg and high blood pressure.
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
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
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?
Usually not: But check w/your pediatrician if you have concerns. ...Read more
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 turns dark and appears extremely tanned especially face during the fertile days before and during ovulation. I have pcos too. What does thia mean?
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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
I sometimes have very dark brown discharge that resembles a thin skin tissue during my period, what could this be, bcuz my tubes are tied?
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
What does my husband need to do for an erection that occurred during dialysis that is quite painful? My husband is a 20 year diabetic and a 2 1/2 year dialysis patient.
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
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
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
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