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What creatine level or GFR level makes dyalysis necessary?

What creatine level or GFR level makes dyalysis necessary?

Ten: It is generally accepted that a GFR of 10 or less or a serum creatinine level of 10 or higher to the point at which dialysis is started. However, dialysis is started when all other therapies have or are failing and the only alternative left is dialysis. Why? Because dialysis is a huge life changer for anyone irrespective of age. ...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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Creatine level of 6. Life span without dialysis?

Impossible to say: There are too many factors that would determine this, not simply the creatinine number. There are many patients with a creatinine of 6 who do not yet require dialysis, as well as those with a lower number who do. This is something best discussed with your nephrologist. ...Read more

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After doing dialysis also my dad creatine level is high,he's taking insulin also..then why creatine level is high, need ur help please?

After doing  dialysis also my dad creatine level is high,he's taking insulin also..then why creatine level is high, need ur help please?

Here are some...: Creatinine is the common lab gauge to estimate renal function. Dialysis is the last resort managing end-stage renal disease before renal transplant. In practice, it would be most logical to refer this Q to his treating doctor for getting more pertinent answer since s/he should possess more of his medical info than anyone else online. So, unnecessary anxiety and confusion would be minimized. ...Read more

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My uncle is suffering from kidney infection. His creatine level is increased my 18, initially it was 10, 2 yrs back.. Any cure avai without dialysis?

My uncle is suffering from kidney infection. His creatine level is increased my 18, initially it was 10, 2 yrs back.. Any cure avai without dialysis?

Not likely: If your uncle has a creatinine of 18..He has complete (or nearly) renal failure. Even 2 years ago a creatinine of 10 is bad. At this stage..There is no cure without dialysis save a renal transplant. ...Read more

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My daughter is in hospital with acute renal failure...Her creatine level is now 11.2 it has continured to go up. Dialysis or what help?

My daughter is in hospital with acute renal failure...Her creatine level is now 11.2 it has continured to go up. Dialysis or what help?

Her doctors know : Trust her doctors, they will provide the most appropriate treatment. There are too many variables in this case to be able to give you any answer other than to keep an open communication with her doctors and nurses. ...Read more

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Hello professionals! thank you in advance. My father , 75 yearly male with c.O.P, CHF is now having kidnney failure with creatine levels high , potassium ok. What else besides dialysis is rec?

Hello professionals!
thank you in advance. 
My father , 75 yearly male with c.O.P, CHF is now having kidnney failure with creatine levels high , potassium ok. What else besides dialysis is rec?

Follow MD advice: Every case is different, so it would be impossible to say specifically what is best for your dad. However, it is extremely important that he follow the advice given him by his doctor, especially regarding dietary & fluid restrictions, medications prescribed, exercise as tolerated, and smoking cessation if applicable. Many patients are able to avoid dialysis for years by doing this. ...Read more

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In 2011 creatine level of 1.36, 2012 it was 1.49. Yesterday results was 1.38, and my GFR 79. NO protein in urine. Am worried. is this normal?

In 2011 creatine level of 1.36, 2012 it was 1.49. Yesterday results was 1.38, and my GFR 79. NO protein in urine. Am worried. is this normal?

Not Ideal: Your renal functions are not ideal. But you failed to tell us the most important fact about your health: what is your blood pressure? Is it high or borderline? And should you be on medication to control your blood pressure? ...Read more

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Serum Creatinine 1.6, Chloride 108, GFR 48. Would exercise move creatine levels out of normal? A week prior Creatinine 1.4 & Chloride 108. Concerns?

Serum Creatinine 1.6, Chloride 108, GFR 48. Would exercise move creatine levels out of normal? A week prior Creatinine 1.4 & Chloride 108. Concerns?

Here are some ...: These reports alone represent your current attainable / acceptable, stable range for your body homeostasis. As long as you have no additional related symptoms, further concern will do no good but practicing healthy lifestyle with no overindulgence / obsession, especially avoiding kidney-insulting drugs, will, a lot. So, live on and ask Doc timely. Best wish ... ...Read more

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BUN of 10 with creatinine of 1.05 year ago BUN of 12 creatinine .89. Now have low bun/creatine level and GFR of 58. Urine and all other lab's normal.

BUN of 10 with creatinine of 1.05
year ago BUN of 12 creatinine .89.
Now have low bun/creatine level
and GFR of 58. Urine and all other lab's normal.

Normal: Your kidney function looks normal. The GFR is an estimated value that is highly dependent on a variety of factors like age, weight, meds and hydration level at the time of the test. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Creatine mine is 8 im on dialysis thats high what ahould i do?

Follow dialysis care: Creatinine doe not matter anymore after you start dialysis. Your doc looks at different parameters to decide on dialysis adequacy called kt/v, pronounced as kt over v. Don't miss any dialysis treatment any follow diet and fluid instructions in order to feel well. ...Read more

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Is it possible that if my creatine becomes low, my dialysis, (2×week) can be lessened?

Is it possible that if my creatine becomes low, my dialysis, (2×week) can be lessened?

Reduced dialysis: Your question can best be answered by your nephrologist (n) as your n knows you best of all. Have you asked your n your question? If not, please do so for a meaningful answer. ...Read more

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Hello, I have 6% kidndy function. started dialysis yesterday with Creatine 11.36. Today creatine is 6. Should I be worried?

Okay ...: You should direct this Q to your nephrologist for more counseling for what you may expect in how you may feel during and after dialysis. Usually, this is a lifelong coping process; so it is important for you to learn and gain more insight on life reality. To help such, go to the Facts of Life-1,2,&3 by clicking the BOTTUN on the left of HOME of www.ForMeFirst.com. ...Read more

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Well my dad is suffering from kidney problem.. He's 52 weight: 106kg creatine: 6.2 (currently) i wish to avoid dialysis but your wor?

Unlikely: With a creatinine of 6.2 his kidneys are failing and not filtering the blood. Without dialysis he will become septic and could die. Looks to me as you really don't have a choice at least right now. If something acutely caused his cr to rise than treating that could keep him from needing dialysis chronically. ...Read more

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My creatine is 7 & grf is 10. The problem due only to blockage from an enlarged prostate (bph). Is dialysis needed now or are there alternatives?

Have urology: Do something about prostate if your in shape for same- those numbers are not good1 probably a candidate for dialysis. What does nephrologist say?- don't wait on this! ...Read more

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Can my uncle who's in his 30's succeed the operation of a transplant kidney? He has CFR and his creatine is 8. Should he be on dialysis, or operation?

Must be evaluated: Most patients in their 30's will qualify for a kidney transplant. However, they must be good surgical candidates, must accept the risks of transplant (the anti-rejection medications have important side effects), and must be good caretakers of the new organ (keep medical appointments, take their medications on time, etc). If these criteria are satisfied, transplant is a better option than dialysis. ...Read more

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I had a mri yesterday I was fasting because it was without dye, they said they couldn't do renal without dye dr said ok my Gfr is32 and creatine 1.5 ?

I had a mri yesterday I was fasting because it was without dye, they said they couldn't do renal without dye dr said ok my Gfr is32 and creatine 1.5 ?

The American: College of Radiology considers a GFR of 30-40 "at risk" (http://www.acr.org/quality-safety/resources/contrast-manual). Consideration should be given to alternative tests. If risk/benefit analysis warrants MRI, certain contrast agents should be avoided, and the lowest possible dose of contrast should be utilized. Talk to your doc about it. ...Read more

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I have polycytic kidney. I had my blood work done . My creatine was 0.7 and my Gfr was 114 . Is it normal ? Can polycitc kidney ever go bad quick?

I have polycytic  kidney. I had my blood work done . My creatine  was 0.7 and my Gfr  was 114 . Is it normal ? Can polycitc kidney ever go bad quick?

Normal and: It is a normal Cr and GFR. In general the tempo kidney disease decline in PCKD(polycystic kidney disease) is over the course of years. There are time where times and scenarios where this isn't the case(like for anything) and factors like the specific genetics, hypertension, kidney size can suggest if the course of your PCKD may be more aggressive; but again, it tends to be a slow process. ...Read more

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GFR 43, Creatine 1.22,,2 +blood in urine but the blood is going on for years and years. is this okay for a 73 year old woman?

GFR 43, Creatine 1.22,,2 +blood in urine but the  blood is going on for years and years. is this  okay for a 73 year old woman?

Follow it: Keep your blood pressure under control. With a stable course as you describe, I would doubt you will have serious kidney problems in the coming decades. A creatinine of 1.2 isn't uncommon in women your age and most do not have trouble ...Read more

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Had right kidney removed 9 months ago due to severe hydronephrosis and atrophy. Pcp ordered labs for me. Gfr is now 78.8 and creatine 0.9. Concerning?

Had right kidney removed 9 months ago due to severe hydronephrosis and atrophy. Pcp ordered labs for me. Gfr is now 78.8 and creatine 0.9. Concerning?

No, but...: The scenario tells us you have a very healthy remaining left kidney; congratulate. AT this time, there is nothing you should and can do, and you will have a normal longevity like the peers, but it is advisable to avoid high-impact contact sport or activities so to prevent unwanted injury to the remaining kidney. To know more on healthy living, to http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. Best... ...Read more