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Are There Any Other Options Besides Transplanting A Kidney
Dialysis: When the kidneys have failed entirely only dialysis and kidney transplantation are effective for treatment unless the kidneys recover function on their own or with treatment. There are several types of dialysis, but if a patient with irreversible kidney failure is a candidate for transplantation, that is almost always the best therapy for a longer lifespan and better quality of life. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more
Yes, ...: Getting a second kidney transplant is an option after failing to "permanently" retaining the first one. However, the contributing factors to decide if she is suitable for a second one should be scrutinized harder than before in terms of her general mental / physical health, other medical co- morbidity, her coping will. So, work closely with the doc to assess the balance between needs & possibility ...Read more
What can be done for someone with a bad kidney when there seem to be no treatment options (such as a transplant or dialysis) available?
Options?: If a patient with kidney failure cannot start some type of dialysis (D), or have a kidney transplant, the patient will die. There are patients, who have a good quality of life, on D over 100. You should speak to the nephrologist of the patient (P) to see why the P's condition is poor that the P cannot be started on some type of D. Good luck. ...Read more
Very, very rarely.: In patients with renal failure caused by some large kidney stone a transplant may be performed. During my fellowship, i saw a patient who had a large staghorn calculus (stone) in his solitary kidney that eventually led to renal failure. He eventually received a transplant. ...Read more
Can we masturbate after kidney transplant! and after how much time having sex will be a good option? ?
Yes: Small cancers found incidentally have little impact on the ability to get a kidney transplant. Larger tumors or those that have spread away from the kidney will require the patient to wait a period of time (usually 3-5 years) to make sure that the cancer is "cured" before they are allowed to receive a kidney transplant. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the life expectancy for someone with stage 5 kidney failure? Dialysis and transplant are not options because the heart is to weak.
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
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