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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?

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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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

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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 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