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Dr. Jason cogdill. Thx for answering the q re: prerenal kidney failure. What timeline do you mean by "short-term" risk is death? Thx.

Dr. Jason cogdill. Thx for answering the q  re: prerenal kidney failure. What timeline do you mean by "short-term" risk is death? Thx.

For your question: The short term referred to 1week. That first week if the kidney had gone down to less then 5% of normal for a prolonged period of time death would have been a real risk. ...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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My brother (51) is in the final stages of multiple myeloma and was told he will die of kidney failure. Blood tranfusions weekly. Timeline estimate?

My brother (51) is in the final stages of multiple myeloma and was told he will die of  kidney failure. Blood tranfusions weekly. Timeline estimate?

Get extra support: Agree with prior answer that difficult to say. If not already involved ask for a palliative medicine specialist to work with your hematology-oncology team. They might be able to provide additional prognostication opinions as they monitor his progress and also provide additional support for the time that he has. ...Read more

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For what length of time can you live with stage five kidney failure?

For what length of time can you live with stage five kidney failure?

Ask the nephrologist: They will give you the lowdown. There is not a set number. It is dependent on many things including how good your heart, lungs, kidneys are and if you have high blood pressure and diabetes. Your nephrologist will know all this plus your current trends and perhaps can give you an idea. ...Read more

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For what length of time can a person live with stage 5 kidney failure?

For what length of time can a person live with stage 5 kidney failure?

Many factors here!: Chronic kidney disease stage 5 - also called end stage renal failure - must be treated, or a person will die within a week or two. Treatments include kidney transplant and dialysis. There are two basic forms of dialysis (hemodialysis or kidney machine, & peritoneal dialysis). Longevity depends on one's overall condition. Read the book, "help - i need dialysis!" by agar & schatell. ...Read more

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For what length of time can a person survive with untreated kidney failure?

For what length of time can a person survive with untreated kidney failure?

My dad lived for: About 10 years but he restricted potassium and also had epo shots.. This helped a lot. You need to ask your nephrologist. My dad had one. ...Read more

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How much time can a person last with kidney failure and on morphine?

How much time can a person last with kidney failure and on morphine?

Depends.: Kidney failure ranges. Dialysis prolongs life of patients with renal failure. Morphine is not the best opiate for kidney failure patients. If you are looking for life expectancy prognosis, the big picture and many details are important to know. Hospice and palliative doctors are well trained in this field. ...Read more

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For what length of time can you live after kidney failure if you recieve no treatment?

For what length of time can you live after kidney failure if you recieve no treatment?

It depends on urine: If patient passes no urine at all, the longevity is very short (ie, days). If patient makes urine output, then it depends on 2 factors, the quality and quantity of urine output. The general range is few to several months. Your doctor is in better position to give you a better estimate. However, we only judge from previous precedents. Everyone's different. There is a higher power that decides death. ...Read more

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For what length of time can a person live with liver and kidney failure and they are really bright yellow?

Failure of organs: The person you are describing is clearly very, very sick. He appears to have jaundice due to his bilirubin being elevated with is seen in liver disease caused by many different etiologies. If he has kidney failure, this may be due acute kidney failure caused by hypotension or a less common fatal condition called hepato-renal syndrome. Ask the patient's doctors for more information. ...Read more

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How much time would it take for kidney failure to set in if a healthy person spots drinking water?

How much time would it take for kidney failure to set in if a healthy person spots drinking water?

Kidney failure: If one stops drinking water, one would die within 3 days. One would start to go into renal failure after 2 days, and if fluids were not started one would die soon after that. ...Read more

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Having acute kidney failure for the second time in two years.why does this keep happening?long term effects?i drink alcohol,does that effect it?

Having acute kidney failure for the second time in two years.why does this keep happening?long term effects?i drink alcohol,does that effect it?

Alcohol: is very much a cause as it can lead to dehydration. Even though you think you are drinking plenty of fluids you are not. Do yourself a favor stop the booze, drink water. See a nephrologist as you are at risk for chronic kidney problems. ...Read more

Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications: 1. Insufficient clearance of daily toxins in food and metabolic waste 2. Insufficient clearance of excess water 3. Dangerous electrolyte imbalance, ...Read more


Dr. Fred McCurdy
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Esrd (Definition)

End stage renal disease (ESRD, or sometimes called chronic kidney disease), describes any condition where there is a progressive ...Read more