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High creatinine level. Do I need dialysis?

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My creatinine level is 2.6 0.5-1.2mg/ that mean i need to be on dialysis
Posted Fri, 5 Oct 2012 in Kidney Conditions
Answered by Dr. G.Srinivasan 21 minutes later
Level of creatinine is NOT the only criterion for dialysis.
There are other compounding factors - potassium level, fluid overload, co-morbid Medical Conditions etc. You may need to do electrolytes, ultrasonography etc
This is the time to start a liaison with a qualified nephrologist for future follow up - because dialysis is a long term arrangement and bridges the gap to kidney replacement.
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