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can i go swimming after a kidney transplant

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Layman
19 years experience Transplant Surgery
Yes: As long as everything is going well it is safe. If it is along flight make sure you get up and move around to avoid blood clots in your legs. Let yo ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Bennett
29 years experience Urology
IMPOTENCY: Often timed the disease that caused end stage renal state effects the flow and erectile function. There are many viable options for treatment
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Farahmandian
22 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends: Given the new kidney is placed superficially, we recommend against contact sports. If you do martial arts for fitness without contact, it will be ok.
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Dr. Reginald Gohh
30 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Unclear: Kidney transplant recipients are maintained on immunosuppressive therapy and are increased risk of infections and malignancies. Previous asbestos exp ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
27 years experience Family Medicine
Why risk it?: I don't see why not, with the exception of potentially contracting an infection from improper technique/cleaning of instruments; and while being on im ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
UTI: Swimming should not influence either the infection or its treatment.
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Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience Cardiology
Ask your implanter.: There are too many variables to give an overall accurate answer in all settings. From the skin wound standpoint, as soon as they say you can immerse i ... Read More
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: It is important to always take an adequate supply of medications with you. You should not travel to 3rd world countries or be exposed to poor sanitar ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Dr. Nina Hall answered
Specializes in General Surgery
Use your judgement: There is truly no set time. Use your judgement; if you are having abdominal pain while you run you are probably being too agressive. Start slowly, s ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Khachikian
20 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends : This depends on the type of transplant and can range from 1-2 weeks for a lamellar transplant to 3 months for a full thickness transplant. This also d ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Depends on: Type of reconstructive surgery, but probably about a month. Ask your surgeon for specific details.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Absolutely! through proper, frequent follow-up with your doctors, you can live a "normal", full life. Of course, as with non-transplant individuals, ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience Anesthesiology
Depends: If you feel fine and discomfort is tolerable, yes, you can move around and use stairs. If you have fever and uncontrollable pain, vomiting or dizzine ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamar Jeffery
14 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: It is recommend no heavy lifting or exercising (jogging, swimming, treadmill, biking) until cleared by your doctor.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. james Chon
24 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Rare but possible: First of all, do you mean the transplanted kidney totally failed and makes no urine? If so, that would be a rare event (but not impossible). Possibl ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
22 years experience General Surgery
It depends: Every patient and every operation is a little bit different. Also every patient's job is different. I generally tell my patients that they can go ba ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Browne
34 years experience General Surgery
Forever!!!: Stopping or altering your immunosuppression on your own can put your organ at risk and you will likely end up dead or back on dialysis. The is a lot o ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Variable : Depending upon how fast you heal. Talk to your transplant doctor.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes: As long as your kidney function is good and there have been no major complications, then you can have cosmetic surgery. However you should wait at le ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
40 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Can, yes, wise, no: Colonoscopy is usually done with sedating medications that can take up to 24 hours to clear from your system. These medications can effect your balan ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Swim: Ask the colposcopist.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faramarz Hidaji
28 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
7-10 days: Even with a minimally invasive small incision technique (laparoscopy) you will have some abdominal soreness. Getting up from a sitting position will b ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Usually 3 weeks: But it depends on the technique used and your surgeons preference so please ask.

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