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If one kidney fails, can the other survive for another 20 years?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It depends

That is a question that no one can really answer. There are too many variables including your other medical issues, genetics, etc.
But with close follow-up, hopefully, it will remain healthy for a long time.

In brief: It depends

That is a question that no one can really answer. There are too many variables including your other medical issues, genetics, etc.
But with close follow-up, hopefully, it will remain healthy for a long time.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Thank
Dr. Cynthia Point
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

Absolutely.
But if the failed kidney is because of a systemic medical condition, like high blood pressure or diabetes, then both kidneys are affected, and the one left may not be too healthy.

In brief: Yes

Absolutely.
But if the failed kidney is because of a systemic medical condition, like high blood pressure or diabetes, then both kidneys are affected, and the one left may not be too healthy.
Dr. Cynthia Point
Dr. Cynthia Point
Thank
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