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Old 08-17-2008, 10:40 PM   #1
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Question help, brother soon to have both kidneys removed

Hello: this is my first posting.
We are all PKD in my family, my baby brother( 48yrs old) has been told,( he is on dialysis now) his neph wants to remove both kidneys. due to his heart meds (thinners) are causing bleeding. but, he is worried, we know a person can live with one kidney in the body even if not fuctioning well. BUT, no kidneys in the body???? His neph, tells him life will not change from what he now is, with dialysis 3 x's a week. Question: anyone out there know of or talk to anyone with no kidneys in there body, what complications, life expecttions. all the normal questions. i hope someone may have some good suggestion. even the name of a group or person who may be able to give us insight.. We all know the doctors will always tell us one thing, but, somone living with the same situation will tell you the real truth........ thanks in advance to any help !!