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When should a kidney dialysis be started after an infection ?

My father is a diabetic patient since 15 years . Now his kidney also affected . Creatinine Ievel is 5.1 and urea is 90. Kidney size reduced to 88& 89 cm. The doctor said the kidney almost 75% not working . Kindly advice , do we need to start dialysis ? If yes when? Is it risky procedure? And how long the life expectancy except?
Asked On : Sat, 16 Jul 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Thanks for query,
Your father is now to under go for dialysis.
You consult Nephrologist for information and investigations.
It is not risky procedure.
With frequent dialysis expectancy of life is good.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Sat, 16 Jul 2011
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Nephrologist Dr. Avinash Ignatius's  Response
The need for Dialysis does not depend on the level of Urea or Creatinine alone. It has to be an overall assessment of the patient. Someone with 4 creatinine may require dialysis while another with 7 may not. It has to be an individualised decision - your Nephrologist should be the best person to decide. Risks of starting dialysis are low if started at the right time.
Answered: Sun, 17 Jul 2011
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Doctor what is danger size redued of kidney affected patient.
Answered: Mon, 18 Jul 2011
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What is the level of risk of kidney reduced size
Answered: Mon, 18 Jul 2011
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