Kidney Disease

Frequently Asked Questions

13. What questions should I ask my doctor to help me manage my kidney disease?

During your next health care visit, talk to your provider about your test results and how to manage your kidney disease. Below is a list of questions you may want to ask. Add any questions you think are missing, and mark those that are most important to you. Bring your list with you.

About your tests

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About treatment and self-care

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About complications

If you're told that you need “renal replacement therapy” (dialysis or a transplant)