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A 58-year-old female asked:

What is stage four kidney failure?

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Dr. Ellen Altenburg
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Info: This site will help answer that question: http://www.kidney.org/patients/peers/stage4

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A 45-year-old member asked:

How can I tell what stage of kidney failure i'm at?

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Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 27 years experience
GFR: Kidney function is the determinant of stage of kidney failure. The GFR can be dteremined by measuring serum creatinine and using a formula to determine egfr. A more accurate measure involved 24 hour urine collection useful in extremes of age or body mass. Stage 1- GFR 90+ but with other signs of kidney failure stage 2- 60-89 stage 3a- 45-59 stge 3b- 30-44 stage 4- 16-29 stage 5- 15 or less.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Can kidney failure, stage 3, be reversed?

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Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
Nephrology and Dialysis 31 years experience
Diagnosis first: Ask for a referral to a nephrologist who will investigate if there are reversible causes. If not, the goal is to preserve your kidney function at it's current level with medications.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How to know if I have stage 5 kidney failure?

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Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Blood test.: The stage of chronic kidney disease is based on the results of a blood test. Your doctor can help answer your question and refer you to a nephrologist if indicated. Best of luck.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What are the signs of stage 1 kidney failure?

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A 35-year-old member asked:

How is late stage kidney failure detected and treated?

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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Labwork and Symptoms: Kidney failure is determined by blood test and clinical symptoms. When your blood test indicate that your kidneys are working less than 15%, then it is considered late. Also if youe develop nausea, vomiting and lack of appetite, these symptoms are also signs of failing kidneys. The only treatment for fialing kidneys are dialysis or transplantation.

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