My mom went on dialysis two weeks ago. I was told by her dietitian that her creatinine level was 1.6 this past week. If I am not mistaken that is what it was 3 months before they put her on dialysis. Could it be possible for her kidney's to be functioning at an ok level to go off dialysis? She hates going as she is in severe back pain while staying in the chair so long. When they put her on dialysis the doc said her kidneys were failing 2% more each day that passed. Which was at 10% when placed on dialysis.
It could be that the creatinine levels are being maintained at that level due to the dialysis. So, depending on many parameters like creatinine and potassium levels the dialysis is planned. The levels are monitored at every visit.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.