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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Starting dialysis : The need for dialysis is not easily quantified by how much kidney failure you have, other than none. That is because of the multiple kinds of damage a kidney can have, and also on other illnesses you may have, like heart disease, the kind of diet you eat, and even your goal for dialysis (buying time or getting back to work). In general though, kidney function below about 5 ml per minute is a limit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No number: Sometimes people have "acute" problems with their kidneys requiring dialysis. The dialysis allows the body to get rid of poisons that the kidneys cannot handle at the time. The kidneys may or may not recover, but it will not be related to how many dialysis treatments are done, rather what the underlying problem that damaged the kidneys was in the first place. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you will do hydrosalpinx surgery on your one tube how many days you have to stay in the hospital ?
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
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
... 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
Will all transplanted kidney sure to stop working eventually after years? And the patient will require a 2nd transplant or dialysis to survive?
Not necessarily : Results of graft survival after kidney transplantation is pretty good , have 10 or more yrs but few do need dialysis or second transplantation , as same disease process progressively damage the new kidney also.Several other factors graft vs host responses are involved on long term survival of the grafted kidney. More cadaver organs are needed , every one should sign up and help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you have to ask..: To be safe - I'll say you should be seen as soon as possible. If you need to ask - it seems that you need to go. The risks are so bad in the direction of neglect and so small in the direction of over-caution that it believe it is clear. In any case, once there you can ask for guidelines for the future to avoid the problem or evaluate it better. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have symptoms of lupus and kidney failure but im hesitant to go to the county hospital to get tests done, can you preverify my symptoms before i go?
You need: You need to go to your doctor or hospital to have the tests performed. Labwork is key. ...Read more
Do I need to begin treatment immediately or are you going to monitor my multiple myeloma for now? Why?
It depends: Standard of care for mgus is observation. Standard of care for smoldering/asymptomatic (no crab sx) mm is observation. Ecog e3a06 is evaluting Lenalidomide vs. Observation in smm. The reason to treat symptomatic mm include: improve survival, reduce bone fractures, reduce infections, improve blood counts, etc. The intensity and type of treatment are highly variable and actively evolving... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dialysis life span: Dialysis patients patients live for a shorter period of time than do their age-matched controls not on dialysis. At the age of 18, you should definitely see if you can get a renal transplant from a family member or go on a cadaveric list to obtain one. A transplant will give you the most normal life possible when compared to either hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. Speak to a transplant team. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I don't urinate at work and have gone as long as 8hrs. Just don't need to. Would this relate to hyperparathyroidism and hypothyroid?
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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