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Advice? When dialysis fails, and there are no other treaments available how long does one live?

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Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine

In brief: Hard situation

A person in end-stage renal failure (chronic kidney disease stage 5) will not live long without treatment: perhaps a week or two.
Talk with your nephrologist. Sometimes, if peritoneal dialysis can't be continued, you can switch quickly to hemodialysis - even if it means a central line for dialysis access. Sometimes a person can switch from hemo to peritoneal dialysis. Find out what you can -now!

In brief: Hard situation

A person in end-stage renal failure (chronic kidney disease stage 5) will not live long without treatment: perhaps a week or two.
Talk with your nephrologist. Sometimes, if peritoneal dialysis can't be continued, you can switch quickly to hemodialysis - even if it means a central line for dialysis access. Sometimes a person can switch from hemo to peritoneal dialysis. Find out what you can -now!
Dr. Linda Gromko
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