5 doctors weighed in:
Once you quit dialysis how long does it typically take to die?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree
In brief: 3-4 weeks
Most patients will not survive more than 3-4 weeks.

In brief: 3-4 weeks
Most patients will not survive more than 3-4 weeks.
Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh
Thank
Dr. Fred McCurdy
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis
1 doctor agrees
In brief: ESRD
It all depends upon the person's overall medical condition at the time of stopping dialysis.
In my experience, people can live for 1-3 weeks after stopping dialysis. My grandfather never started dialysis but lived 2 weeks with complete renal shut down. Basically he went to sleep and never woke up.

In brief: ESRD
It all depends upon the person's overall medical condition at the time of stopping dialysis.
In my experience, people can live for 1-3 weeks after stopping dialysis. My grandfather never started dialysis but lived 2 weeks with complete renal shut down. Basically he went to sleep and never woke up.
Dr. Fred McCurdy
Dr. Fred McCurdy
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Adam Smith
Board Certified,
13 years in practice
382K people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors