A 47-year-old member asked:
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can i travel after a liver transplant?

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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 sanitary conditions as your anti-rejections medications make you susceptable to infection.
Answered on Jan 5, 2020
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Dr. Amy Friedman
38 years experience Transplant Surgery
Take meds with you: Travel is a major advantage of successful transplantation. Bring several extra days supply of medications to accommodate the unpredictability of flights, etc. Never pack the meds in the suitcases that you surrender to the airlines - if the bags are lost, you will have a major problem. Avoid excessive sun exposure. Avoid unsanitary food conditions. Send a postcard to txp team. Have a great trip!
Answered on Jan 5, 2020
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