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How long does it take for a kidney to work after a transplant, and when will it stop working?

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Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Immediately: Hopefully it will last your whole life and you will be able to tolerate the antirejection medications. Follow instructions carefully regarding your medications and avoid being around anyone that is sick. Protect your immune system and take care of your diabetes or hypertension if you have either of those illnesses. Vwork closely with your nephrologist and your transplant team.

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