My mother's creatinine level is increasing. Is there a need for dialysis again?

Q. Does a high creatinine level indicate the need for dialysis?

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Dr. Prathap
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This is a premium question & answer published on May 31, 2023

Hello doctor,

My mother's creatinine level is increasing. Is there a need for dialysis again?

Kindly help.



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Thank you for your query.

Your mother has already undergone dialysis. It means she might probably suffering from chronic kidney disease. Serum creatinine of 7 mg/dL cannot be managed with medical treatment alone, you should go for dialysis on an urgent basis. It leads to a raise in serum potassium levels if not taken to dialysis which is fatal at times due to cardiac arrhythmias. Monitor the creatinine and potassium levels and take her to dialysis.

I hope this has helped you. Thank you.

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