Thank you for your response.
The creatinine certainly is on the higher side.
There is no specific level of creatinine where we say that a person is supposed to be dialysed.
It all depends on the level of acidosis, whether there is presence of pericardial friction rub suggesting pericarditis (pericardium is the covering of the heart), the pace with which creatinine rises (in acute kidney failure a rise of creatinine from normal to 200 may be an indication for dialysis whereas in chronic kidney disease this is not the case).
These are just the few factors to consider.
So all factors need to be taken into consideration before commencing dialysis.
It is usually when the eGFR drops to less than 15 (end stage kidney disease) is when dialysis is started.
So, more than the level of creatinine, it is the level of eGFR that matters.
Stage 3b usually means an eGFR of 30-44. So there is still a long way to go before we even consider dialysis.
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