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Doctor insights on: How Long Before Stage 5 Kidney Disease Progresses To Failure

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How much time left does someone with chronic kidney disease at stage 5 have?

How much time left does someone with chronic kidney disease at stage 5 have?

Depends: It depends on your GFR and if you have risk factors for progression that are uncontrolled, ie htn, dm, acidosis, sec hyperparathyroidism, and tob use. And by time left do you mean death or dialysis...Esrd doesn't have to mean death, esp if you have dialysis and a transplant. ...Read more

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


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How long can one live with stage 4 kidney failure, without dialysis?

How long can one live with stage 4 kidney failure, without dialysis?

Stage 4 CKD, HD: At ckd stage 4, one does not need dialysis. The time before a patient starts on dialysis depends on what the causes for the ckd, how well it is being controlled, e.g. Diabetes or hbp and the age of the patient. The nephrologist (n) treating this patient is in a much better position to answer your question. What does the patient's n say about the start of renal replacement therapy? ...Read more

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How much time will end stage renal disease last?

How much time will end stage renal disease last?

It depends: With hemodialysis, it can be years. Without HD, probably only months depending on how severe is the kidney failure. ...Read more

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How long would patients have stage 2 hypertension until serious damage starts to happen?

How long would patients have stage 2 hypertension until serious damage starts to happen?

Stage 2 HTN: 50 asks how long would pt with stage 2 HTN have till serious damage starts. Answer: Stage 2 ?160 systolic. Damage can already be detected in most with Stage 2. Trial in which one group got placebo and other got chlortalidone (SHEP study) it was clear that congestive heart failure was less likely by 3 months. So you have a little time. Stoke,Heart Attack took about 1 yr to begin to see protection. ...Read more

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I have stage 3 kienbock disease , how long does it take to progress to stage 4 ?

I have stage 3  kienbock disease , how long does it take to progress to stage 4  ?

Not Sure: Keinbocks disease is occurs for unknown reasons. It's severity is graded 1-4, but not everyone goes through all 4 phases. Sometimes it gets better on it's own or with some surgery. Stage 3 has a and b types with b being worse. Stage 4 is complete collapse of the lunate with associated wrist arthritis. You usually need some type of surgery to make this better. Get checked out by a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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How long could bowel cancer take to progress from stage1to stage 4?

How long could bowel cancer take to progress from stage1to stage 4?

Likely years: Usually colon cancer grows slowly and can be several years of growth from small to larger size. But each person is different and not all colon cancers act the same. ...Read more

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If someone has ascitites, kidney failure, end stage liver failure, how long would their life span be?

If someone has ascitites, kidney failure, end stage liver failure, how long would their life span be?

short: This unfortunate collection of organ failures is called hepatorenal syndrome, it is rarely curable and associated with a short life span. Dialysis and liver transplant may be needed. ...Read more

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When someone has end stage renal failure, how long can they typically be expected to live if they do not get dialysis or transplant? 92 y/o with chf.

When someone has end stage renal failure, how long can they typically be expected to live if they do not get dialysis or transplant? 92 y/o with chf.

Hard to do: CHF and impaired renal function are difficult to deal with, because improving one makes the other worse. It is a fine line between reducing fluid to help the heart failure, but keeping enough to keep the kidney function from getting worse. Dialysis may be the best answer. See his nephrologist for an answer. ...Read more

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How long do you have with advanced stage 4 liver cirrhosis? How many stages are there?

How long do you have with advanced stage 4 liver cirrhosis? How many stages are there?

4: There are four stages of fibrosis (scarring) and stage 4 is cirrhosis. When you say stage 4 cirrhosis--it is a confusing term since the europeans use a different classification where stage 4 of cirrhosis means cirrhosis with signs of liver failure that is much worse than stage 4 of fibrosis. Please discuss more with your liver doctor. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for stage 5 kidney failure with starting dialysis?

What is the life expectancy for stage 5 kidney failure with starting dialysis?

Here are some...: On average, some 20-22% of the dialyzed will pass away in every each year so to live longer than 5 yrs is hard. But, young age + hope to get kidney transplant + willing to cope and live a healthy lifestyle + follow available good advice are your best possible hope. Nonetheless, do something within our control now and don't waste time & energy to think & worry about what beyond our control. Best... ...Read more

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Is it possible to improve kidney function from stage 2 to stage 1?

Is it possible to improve kidney function from stage 2 to stage 1?

Sometimes : It depends on the underlying disease causing the kidney damage. Kidney function can improve in certain diseases such as vasculitis etc. Usually improves if excellent control of diabetes and hypertension is maintained. Stage ii is mild form of kidney disease and can be improved to stage i. ...Read more

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How much time can you live with complete renal failure and limited dialysis following sepsis caused by gall stones?

How much time can you live with complete renal failure and limited dialysis following sepsis caused by gall stones?

Not long: This is a tragic combination! Sepsis can be fatal in a matter of hours if untreated . Complete renal failure without the intervention of dialysis would be fatal within a few days at best. ...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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I have stage 3 b. Kienbock disease , how long is the progress time to get to stage 4. ?

I have stage 3 b. Kienbock disease , how long is the progress time to get to stage 4. ?

Keinbocks disease : Does not follow a set timetable. It may never progress quickly or the effects of having it is what transforms the grade. Whether it is 3b or 4 its academic anyway and the key is to treat your symptoms now with an eye towards if you do that hopefully youll be better off regardless of what it is staged as. ...Read more

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Help please? How long can you live with hereditary end stage liver disease?

Help please? How long can you live with hereditary end stage liver disease?

Ch Liver Disease: Pts with ch liver disease without accumulation of fluid in the belly, bleeding from enlarged tortuoris veins, swelling of brain or yellow jaundice have a median survival of 12 yrs. If answer to all the above are yes then survival drops to 2 yrs ! i need more information such as, bilirubin , albumin, and prothrombin level, 'grades' of encephalopathy, and ascities. ...Read more

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How long can you live with stage IV liver cancer without treatment?

How long can you live with stage IV liver cancer without treatment?

Consider treatment: In a recent study, patients with stage IV liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma) were randomized to receive either a new drug (sorafenib) or a placebo (sugar pill). Patients taking the medication sorafenib lived about 11 months. Patients in the placebo group lived an average of 8 months. Every patient is different, but this is about what you could expect with no treatment. Speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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