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I had a kidney transplant two years ago. Unfortunately it

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I had a kidney transplant two years ago. Unfortunately it does not work as it should, other than removing fluid. I am down to two days dialysis instead of three,which is a bonus but I would like to know why this cannot be reduced further,bearing in mind that before I began any dialysis my own kidney function was down to 10%, which I carried on with for over a year. It seems that the transplanted kidneys function is 28%, which leads me to wonder why the dialysis cannot be reduced further
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 3 years ago.
Dr Basu :

Hi there, This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist. I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Dr Basu :

That is a good question.

Dr Basu :

Based on your current kidney function, you may not even need dialysis.

Dr Basu :

As long as functon is aboe 15% and you do not have fluid overload or electrolyte problems, dialysis is not needed.

Dr Basu :

So, if not totally eliminated, dialysis can be reduced to once a week.

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