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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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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 much kidney failure do you have had in order to have go on dialysis?

How much kidney failure do you have had in order to have go on dialysis?

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 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?

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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How many times can your kidney handle dialysis before failing completely?

How many times can your kidney handle dialysis before failing completely?

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 more

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If you will do hydrosalpinx surgery on your one tube how many days you have to stay in the hospital ?

If you will do hydrosalpinx surgery on your one tube how many days you have to stay in the hospital ?

None: Normally it is done laparoscopically, takes less than an hour, and you go home the same day. If for some reason it requires an incision (laparotomy), normally you go home the next day. ...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?

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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How long can you live in liver failure before you need to have it replaced?

How long can you live in liver failure before you need to have it replaced?

Variable: It is hard to answer without determining the severity of the liver failure. This can be measured by blood tests. In severe liver failure, patients may develop encephalopathy and become unconscious. ...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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Once you start diuretics, do you have to be on them for the rest of your life?

Once you start diuretics, do you have to be on them for the rest of your life?

Not: necessarily. My father used diuretic medication at one point. Then he came a marathoner and distance biker - he no longer needed any medications after that. ...Read more

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How many years do you have to go before an oncologist will release you back to your own doctor?

How many years do you have to go before an oncologist will release you back to your own doctor?

It depends: It depends on the type of cancer and stage. Oncologists can help monitor for recurrence and side-effects from treatment. I usually work with my referring doctors and patients to mutually determine the appropriate length of followup. ...Read more

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Will all transplanted kidney sure to stop working eventually after years? And the patient will require a 2nd transplant or dialysis to survive?

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 more

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How do you know when urine retention has reached a critical stage and you should go to the ER?

How do you know when urine retention has reached a critical stage and you should go to the ER?

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 more

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Do I need to begin treatment immediately or are you going to monitor my multiple myeloma for now? Why?

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 more

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What to do if i'm 18 and soon to be on dialysis, life expectancy?

What to do if i'm 18 and soon to be on dialysis, life expectancy?

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 more

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For how long can you have hyrdonephrosis until your kidneys fail?

For how long can you have hyrdonephrosis until your kidneys fail?

Depends on how bad: It depends on how severe is the hydro nephritis, cause and if there is critical blockage. I recommend seeing a urologist to get it checked and fixed if possible ...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