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