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Do I have to go on dialysis if my kidneys fail?

Do I have to go on dialysis if my kidneys fail?

Probably: Whether you have to start dialysis depends on how bad your kidneys are failing as well as other medical problems you have. The worst kidney failure is called stagev chronic kidney disease and indicates less than 15% kidney function. Most times a patient will be started on dialysis if the function falls below 10%, sometimes at a higher or lower level, depending on symptoms. Ask your nephrologist. ...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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How many times must your kidney fail before you have to go on dialysis?

How many times must your kidney fail before you have to go on dialysis?

??: The" # of times that kidneys fail" is not what decides whether or not dialysis is necessary, that is a decision made after looking at blood tests to measure the levels of proteins that should be cleared by the kidneys ( creatinine) , calculating the GFR - glomerular filtration rate ( or how efficient the kidneys are clearing waste) and urine output. A nephrologist should be on board asap. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms before the kidneys fail without dialysis?

Symptoms of ESRD: Patients with end stage renal disease (esrd) have various symtpoms. They may have itchy skin, anorexia and a bitter taste in their mouth. They may have a uremic odor as well as having a reversal of the day-night sleeping pattern. Other symptoms are nausea and vomiting, weakness, lethary and prolonged bleeding due to a platelet dysfunction. ...Read more

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When your kidneys are working under 30%, how do you prepare for dialysis? Also how fast will the kidneys fail?

When your kidneys are working under 30%, how do you prepare for dialysis? Also how fast will the kidneys fail?

Uncertain...: It is hard to predict the pace of renal functional deterioration although a review on the renal functional evolution over time, medical comorbidity, lifestyle, and compliance in healthcare, etc. may hint the possible course of deterioration. At his time, just cautiously watch in collaboration with a nephrologist would be very helpful to handle further path of life. ...Read more

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If a kidney transplant fails after 3 years, can the patient go back to dialysis to stay alive? Do the immunosuppressant medications need to be cont?

No: The sole purpose for the immunosuppression is to keep the body from rejecting the graft and thus there is no reason to keep taking it if the transplant is no longer functioning. Yes you will need to get dialysis while waiting for another transplant. Best to check with your nephrologist to see if there may still be some residual function in the transplant before you stop the IS drug. ...Read more

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Can the hospital force your love to a nurseing home if they mess her up and they don't have the treatment for her she have a trac and kidney done fail so she dialysis

Can the hospital force your love to a nurseing home if they mess her up
and they don't have the treatment for her she have a trac and kidney done fail so she dialysis

Hello. : Hello. You stated that the hospital does not provide the type of treatment that your loved one needs, so they may not have a choice. If they occupy a bed for someone who they can't realistically treat, if could prevent another patient from getting care. You indicated that your loved one's health problems were caused by the hospital. Avvo.Com also has a legal site to get free input from attorney's you may wish to consult that site. ...Read more

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How long can you go on with permanent kidney stands before needing dialysis?

How long can you go on with permanent kidney stands before needing dialysis?

... unclear...: Hi! YWright, I assumed you have had stents place in both ureters to prevent or relieve permanent ureteral obstruction. If so, the odd to end-stage kidney disease leading to dialysis can be deferred for years, decades, even indefinitely depending on other underlying causes for kidney damage as along as these stents are properly followed and replaced. More? Ask your doctors. ...Read more

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When on dialysis, does blood still go through kidneys at all?

When on dialysis, does blood still go through kidneys at all?

Kidneys on dialysis: Many people on dialysis maintain some level of residual kidney function. This is especially true for peritoneal dialysis. This residual function can make a huge difference in blood pressure management, and also in general health and mortality, so it is important to try to maintain it by avoiding kidney toxins (including medicines) and controlling blood sugar, and salt and phosphorus in the diet. ...Read more

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Need help when on dialysis, does blood still go through kidneys?

Need help when on dialysis, does blood still go through kidneys?

Kidney blood flow: Hemodialysis does not alter the blood flow to any organ of a patient on it. Those patients on dialysis perfuse their hearts, kidneys, brain and livers normally. ...Read more

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When I go on dialysis am I automatically placed on the donation list for kidney donation?

When I go on dialysis am I automatically placed on the donation list for kidney donation?

No: You have to be referred to a transplant center. However you must meet certain requirements such as having good control of your diabetes and hypertension. Also must be cancer free and be compliant. ...Read more

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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more