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Improving the understanding, detection, and management of kidney disease.

Questions to Ask if You Have Kidney Disease

Many people are afraid to learn that they have kidney disease because they think that all kidney disease leads to dialysis. However, most people with kidney disease will not need dialysis. If you have kidney disease, do not be afraid to ask your health care provider important questions about your health. The answers may help you prepare for treatment if you need it or ease your worries if you don't.

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.

Don't forget to take your list of questions with you to your next health care visit! Print now.

For more information for people with kidney disease, visit the American Association of Kidney Patients.

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Page last updated: March 1, 2012