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Can having nephrocalcinosis eventually cause you to have a kidney transplant

Can having nephrocalcinosis eventually cause you to have a kidney transplant

Yes: If your kidney stones back up your kidneys enough or cause recurrent infections, you could end up losing enough function to require going on dialysis or receiving a transplant. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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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What are some diseases that cause you to need a kidney transplant?

What are some diseases that cause you to need a kidney transplant?

Renal failure: Any disease that lead to kidney failure which means the glomerular filtration rate drops under 60 and high blood urea nitrogen and creatinine. Patient may start dialysis first and then be a candidate for transplant. In adults diabetics are the main patients with renal failure. Long term hypertension cause serious damage to the kidney too. There are acquired and inherited kidney disease too. ...Read more

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What causes depression in kidney transplant recipients ?

What causes depression in kidney transplant recipients ?

May be: From fear from the fact of possible body rejection to the kidney as well as from the meds taken to reduce immune system reactions.. ...Read more

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Can having a kidney transplant cause heart problems?

Can having a kidney transplant cause heart problems?

Yes: The main cause of death in transplant patients is cardiovascular. This is at least in part due to the required medications after transplantation. ...Read more

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Possible causes for sudden , volcano like intermittent bleeding at the surgical drain site in weeks after kidney transplant ?

Old fluid collection: Drains placed in the or are usually placed through safe pathways from inside to the outside of the abdomen - rarely this may not be so. The drain was probably left in a space that was expected to collect fluid or blood and the plastic itself may have become blocked. It is possible that an internal collection of old blood +/or fluid decompresses intermittently through the pathway, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Taking immunosupressive medicine after kidney transplant can cause rise in ast(sgot), alt(sgpt), ggtp and alp level or not?

Taking immunosupressive medicine after kidney transplant can cause rise in ast(sgot), alt(sgpt), ggtp and alp level or not?

Liver function eleva: Depending upon the type and combination of immunosuppressives elevated liver function tests can be seen but hepatitis must be excluded. Nephrotoxicity is the main culprit. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to take melatonin if I have a kidney transplant?

Is it possible for me to take melatonin if I have a kidney transplant?

Yes: There is no reported problem with melatonin use and kidney transplant. However, moderation is the key. Never use high dose of such medications to avoid being the test case! ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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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


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