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What will happen and how long are you hospitalized for a severe kidney failure?

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Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
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?

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Dr. Linda Gromko
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.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Kidney failure-- how long will you live on average?

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Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 46 years experience
Many years: Most people with kidney failure don't die of it but rather associated conditions the first being cardiovascular disease and second infections. One can be maintained on dialysis for many years and transplantation has great success plus the progression can be delayed by medication and diet.

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