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Can a woman with kidney transplant get pregnant?

Can a woman with kidney transplant get pregnant?

Yes: It happens a number of times every year, and can be done safely. However, the potential mother should discuss this closely with her transplant team. There are certain risks to the mother-recipient as well as the child (small for gestational age). This is characterized as a high risk pregnancy. The decision to go forward should be weighed against the actual kidney function of the mother. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Transplant (Definition)

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


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Can a woman who received kidney transplant get pregnant and have a baby safely?

Can a woman who received kidney transplant get pregnant and have a baby safely?

Yes: I ask my patients to wait at least one year after transplant. We want to follow them closely while pregnant and we like to have a relationship with their OB provider. ...Read more

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Can a man get a woman pregnant if he has an kidney transplant?

Can a man get a woman pregnant if he has an kidney transplant?

Sure!: Having a prior transplant history does not generally impair fertility. Exceptions exist for prior exposure to highly toxic chemotherapy - which is rarely necessary for kidney transplant recipients. ...Read more

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Can a women get pregnant with only one kidney ? (Right kidney)

Can a women get pregnant with only one kidney ? (Right kidney)

One Kidney and Preg: Yes, with one kidney and approximately 50% of normal overall kidney function, fertility is retained and pregnancy is possible. Conception and retention is a bit impaired at that level of kidney function, and as kidney functions decline further, fertility is further impaired. But chronic dialysis females conceive pregnancies and deliver. So - yes, is possible; if pregnancy happens, is HIGHER RISK ...Read more

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Would a woman with a heart transplanted be able to survive pregnancy and childbirth?

Would a woman with a heart transplanted be able to survive pregnancy and childbirth?

Hard to say: This would best be a question for the individuals treatment team. Each case is unique. The woman may need to be on medications that could cause fetal anomalies or otherwise interfere with fetal growth & development. Without having all related information in hand it is not realistic to generalize an answer. ...Read more

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Can a person have a healthy sex live with chronic kidney failure?

Can a person have a healthy sex live with chronic kidney failure?

Yes: One doesn't exclude other. We just need to make sure that you're otherwise healthy enough. If necessary, chat w/your Nephrologist regarding use of PDE-5 inhibitors such as Cialis, Levitra, (vardenafil) Stendra, Staxyn & Viagra or perhaps MUSE & Caverject. If otherwise healthy including relationship, yet libido not quite there, consider check for low T (but that would be close to last on my list). Med side effe ...Read more

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My sister is in the hospital with kidney failure. Does she need an organ transplant right away? If she can't get a kidney transplant, will she be able to survive with just dialysis until she can get a donor?

My sister is in the hospital with kidney failure. Does she need an organ transplant right away? If she can't get a kidney transplant, will she be able to survive with just dialysis until she can get a donor?

The : The short answer is almost certainly "no", although every patient is different, and critical care patients by definition have complex medical stories. Acute kidney injury (or aki, also known as "acute renal failure") is very common in hospitalized patients, and particularly patients in intensive care (although you do not say your sister is actually in intensive care) there are degrees of kidney failure ranging from mild and quickly reversible, to permanent and complete. The kidneys are very sensitive to what is going on around them -- they're sort of the "canary in a coal mine" of our organ systems. So they tend to protest severe illness early by not making enough urine and allowing toxic byproducts to build up in the bloodstream. Fortunately, usually hospital acquired acute kidney failure goes away with minimal intervention. When it doesn't, the function of the kidneys can often (depending on the other medical circumstances) be replaced with a machine which removes the things the kidneys usually remove from the blood(dialysis). Dialysis isn't a perfect replacement for functioning kidneys by any means, but it's good enough for the short term, and many people live for decades on dialysis. Not every patient can benefit from dialysis -- the choice of whether to initiate dialysis is made on an individual basis. Kidney transplant is usually only made available to patients who have complete and permanent kidney failure, are dialysis dependent, and are doing very well otherwise. I hope you have found this helpful, and that your sister feels better soon. ...Read more

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Can a woman with spinal bifida get pregnant with a prolapse ?

Can a woman with spinal bifida get pregnant with a prolapse ?

Depend: it really depend on how bad the prolapse is and what degree. my advice ,go and see GYN physician,they can evaluate you, well,and give you the proper advice you will have the peace of mind,and the proper instruction about what to do to get pregnant. good luck ...Read more

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Can a person with pahhypopituitarism get pregnant?

Can a person with pahhypopituitarism get pregnant?

With proper treatmen: The pituitary gland is small, but amazingly complex in term of its job--it regulates reproductive, metabolism, and growth processes. The hormones are easily replaced, but this requires a life-time commitment from you, under guidance of your docs. And yes, u can get pregnant and do well once you are regulated and should be monitored regularly by your physicians. I wish you the best of luck. ...Read more

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How diffiuclt is it for a woman with polycystic ovary disease to get pregnant?

How diffiuclt is it for a woman with polycystic ovary disease to get pregnant?

PCOSOVARIAN: It may not be difficult at all depending on the severity. Also the earlier it's treated, the less likely it is to cause infertility. ...Read more

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Can a dialysis patient get an organ transplant if they have herpes 1?

Can a dialysis patient get an organ transplant if they have herpes 1?

Yes: Yes many do. But it is important to first have the infection controlled with medication. Increasing viral loads in the blood may require a delay until the infection is controlled. ...Read more

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Is you donate a kidney can you live a normal life like before you donated the kidney?

Is you donate a kidney can you live a normal life like before you donated the kidney?

Donating kidney. : A solitary kidney can hyper-function for many years, mimicking the efficacy of two kidneys working together. Eventually, however, the solitary kidney would start to falter. ...Read more

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Can a woman get pregnant with a prolapse uterus?

Can a woman get pregnant with a prolapse uterus?

IT IS POSSIBLE BUT?: It is possible and depends on the grade of prolapse/.I will suggest if you have prolapse uterus,consult your Gyn Doctor and find out the degree of prolapse and pelvic exercise and odds of getting pregnant and carry the pregnancy to full term ...Read more

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Can a woman get pregnant with a prolapse uterus?

Can a woman get pregnant with a prolapse uterus?

Sure: A prolapsed uterus simply means that it has dropped down lower than its standard and normal anatomic position. This does not affect any of the the functions of the uterus. There are many degrees of prolapse - some mild and irrelevant and some profound requiring surgery. The ability to get pregnant is unchanged. ...Read more

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Can someone have a heart transplant when pregnant?

Can someone have a heart transplant when pregnant?

No easy answer: Very complex medical circumstance that can't be answered in a few sentences. This scenario would affect the life of the mother and the child, and would need careful medical and ethical deliberations. ...Read more

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Can a woman born with penis make another woman pregnant?

Can a woman born with penis make another woman pregnant?

No: By definition, a woman does not produce sperms. Some intersex folks are biological women with a large clitoris. This can't make another woman pregnant. It sounds like you would like to learn more about the intriguing and often poignant subject of intersex humans. There's now a movement with its own symbols and flag. Thanks for asking. ...Read more

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How soon can you become pregnant for a person with pcos after a laparoscopy to unblock tubes only? (no endometriosis or cysts)

How soon can you become pregnant for a person with pcos after a laparoscopy to unblock tubes only? (no endometriosis or cysts)

Not an express train: Unfortunately most of the woman with pcos - ploy cystic ovarian syndrome will have fertility problems, will have other hurdles, metabolic problems, diabetes, weight , BP etc. In order to carry successful pregnancy will need a fertility specialist , along with gynecologist ...Read more

Dr. Edward Kuhnley
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Kidney Transplant (Definition)

Kidneys anatomically require connection to an artery for blood supply, a vein for blood drainage and the bladder for urine outflow. In a transplant a healthy kidney is disconnected from its usual attachments and moved to a new location with those 3 requirements (artery, vein, bladder). This may be an auto-txp - somewhere else in your own body; or an allo-txp -from ...Read more


Dr. Walter Husar
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more