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A 51-year-old male asked:

What can we expect and what is life expectancy of someone on daily dialysis with pneumonia unable to breathe independently. continual fluid in lungs.

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Dr. James Lin
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Urology 52 years experience
Ask doctor...: The info provided is not enough to deduce life expectancy for patients requiring daily dialysis, which suggests the patient has fast fluid accumulation resulting from poor cardiac function on top of end-stage renal failure, together further decrease life expectancy. So, it is very poor - maybe a matter of weeks to 3-6 months unless some miraculous events happen. Best wishes...
Last updated Mar 12, 2017

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