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If soneone has kidney failure how long will they live on average, with no transplant?

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In brief: Need more Info

Life expectancy with end stage renal disease (kidney failure) would be impacted by other systemic diseases (diabetes, heart disease, cancer, etc.
) and age at the time of diagnosis. There have been people leaving 20 years or more on dialysis.

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Life expectancy with end stage renal disease (kidney failure) would be impacted by other systemic diseases (diabetes, heart disease, cancer, etc.
) and age at the time of diagnosis. There have been people leaving 20 years or more on dialysis.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not Sure

It depends on how much function a damaged kidney has left.
If the kidney has limited function left, then a person will not last long as they will develop abnormal electrolyte problems as well fluid build leading to a quicker demise. If there is more function available, thena person will live longer.

In brief: Not Sure

It depends on how much function a damaged kidney has left.
If the kidney has limited function left, then a person will not last long as they will develop abnormal electrolyte problems as well fluid build leading to a quicker demise. If there is more function available, thena person will live longer.
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
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Dr. Yash Khanna
It depends on the coexisting medical conditions,like diabetes mellitus,hypertension and their age.Young people on dialysis can live normal life,attend school or college or go to work awaiting kidney transplant.Of course it goes without saying that close medical supervision is essential.
Dr. Ralph Layman
Surgery - Transplant

In brief: Depends on age

This depends on the age of the person in renal failure.
People that are younger and are otherwise healthy could live for many years before a transplant. As people get older their life expectancy on dialysis decreases. Pushed for a definate answer i would say 20 years for someone under 15, 10 -15 for people in their 20-30's 5-10 years for people in their 40-50's and 2-5 for most over 60.

In brief: Depends on age

This depends on the age of the person in renal failure.
People that are younger and are otherwise healthy could live for many years before a transplant. As people get older their life expectancy on dialysis decreases. Pushed for a definate answer i would say 20 years for someone under 15, 10 -15 for people in their 20-30's 5-10 years for people in their 40-50's and 2-5 for most over 60.
Dr. Ralph Layman
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