A 31-year-old member asked:
What will happen and how long are you hospitalized for a severe kidney failure?
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Nephrology and Dialysis 14 years experience
Depends: 1) what will happen: depends on the cause of kidney failure. Something like dehydration related kidney failure almost always recovers. Inflammatory processes of kidneys (glomerulonephritis) might not.
2) how long are you hospitalized: again depends on the cause of kidney failure.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
What happens and how long are you hospitalized for a sever kidney failure?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Depends!: This all depends on how ill you are, and the cause of your renal failure. Emergent dialysis may be a temporary measure in some situations. But if you've been heading into renal failure for a while, you will be stabilized. Plans will be made with you for ongoing dialysis, and hopefully, preparation for transplant. If ongoing dialysis will be needed, consider home dialysis - more flexibility.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Kidney failure-- how long will you live on average?
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Nephrology and Dialysis 46 years experience
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