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I have polycystic kidney, liver disease my right lobe is not functional will i need transplant soon?

4 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Patricio Gargollo
Pediatric Urology 21 years experience
Depends : Mostly on yourkidney function rather than the right lobe of your liver. What is your creatinine and your creatinine clearance?
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Possibly: Depends on actual function testing of kidney residual bun creatinine lab tests help guide renal size on ultrasound can help. As to the liver, similar answer about function. One can survive with partial liver size.
Dr. Lance Ashworth
General Practice 20 years experience
Depends on your labs: Need lab values ast, alt, direct/indirect bilirubin, ggt, creatinine, bun, Insulin level, total/free testosterone & your weight, height, bp, tests u have had like ct, mri, ultra sounds etc & results. Any medications, vitamins, herbs you take regularly, how long you have had these kidney & liver issues, surgeries you have had & physical symptoms you may be suffering from. These will help w/ our answer.
Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
When to get checked: Poly cystic kidney disease can lead to renal transplant. A period of time on dialysis usually occurs before the transplant. Okay to ask your renal doc or your regular doc for a referral to a transplant coordinator to see if you should start the process of getting onto a transplant list.

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