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Would like to know at what stage of kidney failure 1 - 5 is

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would like to know at what stage of kidney failure 1 - 5 is dialysis started?
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Customer: Type 1 diabetes, Stage 5 kidney disease, anemic,low rbc hemoglobin and hematocrit..Protein/creatinine ratio is 4.96. Anything else
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Customer: Um, am 51 years old and have several different lab results in front of me.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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At stage 5, if your GFR value drops below 15 dialysis should be considered.

That depends on the fluid volume status as well.

If you are able to urinate well and no fluid overload then it may not be needed now.
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