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At what serum creatinine level would you need dialysis?

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See below

The serum creatinine level which requires dialysis is based on calculation of the gfr, as persons with different weight, sex and race may have have different GFR even with same serum creatinine.
Generally speaking when GFR is below 10-15 and patients are symptomatic they need dialysis. Higher the creatinine , the lower the gfr.

In brief: See below

The serum creatinine level which requires dialysis is based on calculation of the gfr, as persons with different weight, sex and race may have have different GFR even with same serum creatinine.
Generally speaking when GFR is below 10-15 and patients are symptomatic they need dialysis. Higher the creatinine , the lower the gfr.
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dr. Alok Agrawal
Agree with above. GFR around 10 is typically around a creatinine value of 5 or 6 in a 70 kg middle aged male- just to give you a rough idea in terms of creatinine value
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See below

The serum creatinine level which requires dialysis is based on calculation of the gfr, as persons with different weight, sex and race may have have different GFR even with same serum creatinine.
Generally speaking when GFR is below 10-15 and patients are symptomatic they need dialysis.

In brief: See below

The serum creatinine level which requires dialysis is based on calculation of the gfr, as persons with different weight, sex and race may have have different GFR even with same serum creatinine.
Generally speaking when GFR is below 10-15 and patients are symptomatic they need dialysis.
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dr. Jack Rubin
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: Start of dialysis?

One's creatinine level is rarely the only indication for starting dialysis.
Factors such as high potassium or acidosis and symptoms of nausea, vomiting, increased sleep during the day time and itching are more commonly used indicators. Ask your doctor, or go to a nephrologist to get more information. Good luck.

In brief: Start of dialysis?

One's creatinine level is rarely the only indication for starting dialysis.
Factors such as high potassium or acidosis and symptoms of nausea, vomiting, increased sleep during the day time and itching are more commonly used indicators. Ask your doctor, or go to a nephrologist to get more information. Good luck.
Dr. Jack Rubin
Dr. Jack Rubin
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