How long can a person survive on dialysis?

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asked May 15 in Other- Health by Tanya Nav (480 points)
How long can a person survive on dialysis?

When someone has to go on dialysis how long can that person live for while on dialysis?

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answered May 15 by Christeen (17,920 points)
There's really no set amount of time that a person will be able to live on dialysis however the reported life expectancy of someone who is on dialysis is from 5 to 10 years.

However some people have lived for 20 to 30 years while on dialysis so it depends.

If the person is able to get a kidney transplant then the person could live a full lifespan if the kidney takes like it should.

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