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There are specialized treatments that can reduce the anti-A antibody that can make this possible. Is it dangerous for the person who receive kidney?

There are specialized treatments that can reduce the anti-A antibody that can make this possible. Is it dangerous for the person who receive kidney?

Unclear: I think I can see what you're asking in regard to IgA and transplant medicine. However, I'd like to make sure. If you're worried about IgA nephropathy and a possible recurrence after a transplantation, unfortunately it occurs fairly regularly, typically 2-3 years after transplantation. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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History of renal stones. UTI this month (E. coli) took 3 courses of antibodies to clear. Day 2 off antibodies - my right kidney hurts. Concerned?

History of renal stones. UTI this month (E. coli) took 3 courses of antibodies to clear. Day 2 off antibodies - my right kidney hurts. Concerned?

Pyelonephritis: Kidney stones may retain the microorganisms producing infection, making it very difficult to eradicate them without removing the stones. You may be having pain due to the stones producing obstructive symptoms or you may have recurrent infection in the kidney or other problems. Sounds like you should go back and see your doctor. Wish you are better soon. ...Read more

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Treatment with infliximab might interfere with future transplant drugs ? Or leads to important change in antibodies: hard to get a kidney transplant?

Treatment with infliximab might interfere with future transplant drugs ? Or leads to important change in antibodies: hard to get a kidney transplant?

No: The effect of Infliximab is to block temporarily tnf, should not affect future transplants. In some people some antibodies against the drug may form, but no significant consequence to your question. ...Read more

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Can you tell if strep infection was from a certain time for kidney disease, NG, say that antibodies in the blood say that disease was 5 years previou?

Can you tell if strep infection was from a certain time  for kidney disease, NG, say that antibodies in the blood say that disease was 5 years previou?

Confusing question: Infections with group A streptococcus, the main cause of strep throats and certain skin infections, can lead to a kidney problem called glomerulonephritis. Post-strep GN usually is apparent within a few weeks after a strep infection, but sometimes can cause kidney damage that isn't diagnosed until years later. This is uncommon. At 5 years, probably something else explpains the kidney problem. ...Read more

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What can cause kidney and liver damage?

What can cause kidney and liver damage?

Broad question: Damage to liver by alcohol, hepatitis infections/drugs can affect kidney function. Certain disease like lupus, sarcoidosis, cystic disease , Wilson disease, can affect both organs.The list is long.. Need a specialist to evaluate the cause ...Read more

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What can I do to heal my swollen anles. My liver , kidneys are good?

What can I do to heal my swollen anles.  My liver , kidneys are good?

Depends on cause: Most common reason is venous insufficiency. Elevation, compression stockings usually work well. Some doctors prescribe "water pills". However, an examination and evaluation is needed to rule out other possibilities. ...Read more

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Why does the body retain fluids when the kidney and liver are failing?

Why  does the body retain fluids when the kidney and liver are failing?

Complicated question: Liver and kidney are two major metabolic morgans in the body. Simply speaking, they are the factories to generate the products that the body can use and eliminate the side products that body will not use or too much. Once they fail to function normally, fluid with those material cannot be eliminated, fluid will accumulate inside the body. ...Read more

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I have polycystic kidneys and liver, will medications affect me different because of this?

Yes: Some medications may take longer to be cleared from your body, and doses and intervals may be different for you compared to other people. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have labs for liver & kidneys completely normal but still have something wrong with the liver?

Yes: Liver function tests are often elevated in acute or chronic liver disease, but in advanced liver disease when much of the healthy liver tissue is destroyed, these levels can become misleadingly normal or even low. If you have concerns about liver disease, discuss them with your doctor. There are many lab and radiologic studies that can help identify and characterize liver disease. Good luck! ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


Antibody (Definition)

An antibody is a protein the body's immune system makes to identify potentially harmful substances in the body. Antibodies attach to the substance on a molecular level and mark it so the immune ...Read more