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How many times must your kidney fail before you have to go on dialysis?

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Dr. David Wyatt
Family Medicine
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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.

In brief: ??

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.
Dr. David Wyatt
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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

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It only takes one time for your kidneys to completely shut down and you would have to go on dialysis.

In brief: 1

It only takes one time for your kidneys to completely shut down and you would have to go on dialysis.
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
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