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Should I Start Dialysis with Creatinine 4.2

Questions: Hello, dear doctor! Here is my general condition and I need your medical advice urgently. I am undergoing stage 4 chronic kidney disease and now my creatinine is elevated to 4.2. My doctor said that I need dialysis. What is your o

Answers: I am glad to receive your email. Firstly, you should know that your creatinine 4.2 is higher than the normal level, which is 0.5-1.3mg/dl. Creatinine is matebolic product of muscle. It should be filtered out by kidneys. Because of the big compensatory ability of kidneys, the creatinine level cannot be elevated. Once there is high creatinine level, half of your kidney function may have already lost.

Dialysis is regarded as an artificfial kidney and it can help kidney discharge some of the toxins in blood, thus to purify the blood and relieve some symptoms.

However, in terms of whether you need dialysis or not, I cannot give you an exact answer now. The creatinine level has no direct relationship with dialysis. If you are troubled by obvious symtopms at the same time, such as nausea, vomit, muscle cramp, etc, dialysis is needed. But if you do not have obvious symptoms, there is no need for you to start dialysis. If you are avaiable, you can send your medical report to, I will give you a detailed information according to your specific illness condition.

At last, wish you a quick recovery! Good luck!

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