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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. james Chon
25 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
3 years: Once you have a transplant, Medicare will pick up the cost of your anti-rejection meds for the first three years.

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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
24 years experience General Surgery
6-12: Talk to your transplant pharmacist. After a solid organ transplant you need conselling from a transplant pharmd. The level of tacrolimus is not the ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
27 years experience Pulmonology
Variable: On average most heart-lung recipients spend 7-14 days in the hospital after surgery. If all goes well recovery can be within 30 days; if there are co ... Read More
Dr. Stuart Flechner
46 years experience Urology
Varies: It depends on many factors including the condition of the patient before surgery, other medical conditions, and their age. Most would be in the hospi ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
46 years experience Urology
Should be fine: To my knowledge kimchee is an asian vegie dish. I know of no reports where it was thought to interact with immunosuppressive drugs given to transplan ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No it isn't: Some centers like transplant recipients to wear a mask for a few days after surgery. Most do not. There is certainly no need to wear a mask long term ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Complex issue: This is an answer better handled by your transplant team & their consultants. This will vary depending on what the transplant was, the chronic medicat ... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Well....: First, this is not a LIVE probiotic if it is a dried capsule. The consensus of benefit is only on LIVE culture. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/249 ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
46 years experience Urology
Not that I know of: However, there have been few cases of parents that intentionally had an additional child to try and find a bone marrow donor for another child. The c ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
29 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
No, investigation: Patients with normal functioning transplant should not have proteinuria( protein in urine). Any proteinuria should be confirmed, quantified and inve ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes: Although your body is immunocompromised due to the anti-rejection medications, it is still safe to keep cats in the home. I would suggest keeping the ... Read More
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