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Can A Family Member With A Different Blood Type Still Give A Kidney To Me
It Depends on Typing: Blood type is one of the first hurdles to identifying a candidate for organ donation. If your family member is type o, then there should not be a problem. If a -> you must be a or ab to receive; if b-> you must be b or ab; if they are ab then you too must be ab. Blood type is just one of many compatibility tests that are run. Hla typing and crossmatching are also performed prior to transplant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
When donating a kidney, what is the blood type that is universal? Explain the different blood types for donating. Ex: Rh can donate to a+ etc...
Yes: It is normal to have different blood types in a family. However, there are limits to the variation as dictated by genetics, e.g., a father with blood ab cannot have a child of blood group o. ...Read more
What can be tha cause of waking up with blood on the lips and teeth in the morning? Has a slight over bite and a family history of kidney disease.
I have only 1 kidney which is enlarged w/ recent flank pain & blood in urine. Kidney failure runs in family. What do you think this is & how serious?
In general yes: The vast majority of transplanted kidneys are ABO blood type compatible. However, in certain circumstances ABO incompatible transplants can be done after extensive preparation of the recipient. This is usually reserved for live donor transplants where the extra treatments (plasmapheresis, intravenous globulins, etc) can be done electively before the transplant. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Kidneys on dialysis: Many people on dialysis maintain some level of residual kidney function. This is especially true for peritoneal dialysis. This residual function can make a huge difference in blood pressure management, and also in general health and mortality, so it is important to try to maintain it by avoiding kidney toxins (including medicines) and controlling blood sugar, and salt and phosphorus in the diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had fasting blood diabetic reading of 57 and kidneys are functioning ok but blood not going through ok what should be done. I am Type 2 diabetic?
Lose weight: Weight loss via carb avoidance and exercise is the best way to treat type 2 diabetes. With this approach, you should be able to reduce or stop your diabetes medication. Metformin is agent of first choice for type 2DM. Amitryptiline can increase appetite and make weight loss difficult. ...Read more
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