If kidneys fail requiring dialysis, do they ever start "working" again obviating the need for continued dialysis. (If the original diagnosis was papillary necrosis.)
1 Jan 2012
There is hope! I started on Hemo diaylsis for 9 months, then began PD at home. My kidney function has gone from 5% to 15% in 3 years. I am on one bag a day now during the night and dry during the day. The doctors figure it has to do with the Wegeners. Although I am still waiting for a kidney transplant , things are looking good. The doctors tried an experiment, no dialysis for a week, but decided not to take me off the one bag in case the Wegeners flares up again. If I go off dialysis, I lose my spot on the transplant list. Keep the faith and maybe your kidneys will regenerate like mine.
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
I applied Furacin (Outdated tube) to a cut on my finger knowing that it would heal fast, and it did?
... Now I have a discomfort on my kidneys and tummy. Will this wear off by drinking water or should another medication be taken?
1 answer • 13 Dec 2013