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Can I Have Cosmetic Surgery After Getting A Kidney Transplant
Depends: This depends on your overall health status. The risk of infection is higher for cosmetic surgery when a person is on immunosuppressive drugs. Certain operations, like a tummy tuck, have to be performed with extreme care, since the transplanted kidney is lying right underneath the area where incisions are made for a tummy tuck. ...Read moreSee 4 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
Here's the scoop: The medications that are given to prevent rejection after a transplant can increase wound healing complications such as infection and incisional separation. Having a transplant is not a contraindication to cosmetic surgery, but a thorough discussion with your surgeon is mandatory. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes-at a parlor: As long as the tattoo is done at a reputable tattoo parlor with sterile equipment, you should be ok. I advise patients to wait until their steroids are stopped or reduced to a low level as this may affect the cosmetic outcome. It's always a good idea to discuss this with your doctor before proceeding. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: Having a kidney transplant will. Ot prevent you from having cosmetic surgery. Your risk profile for things like infection and your ability to heal may be effected by your immunosupression. Prior to undergoing any type of procedure it is important for you to discusd the risks involved with both your nephrologist and your plastic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
What options do I have for surgical site for a colon/ bledder surgery if I have suffered excessive scaring from multiple abdominal surgeries?
Surgical Scars: Question best directed to your surgeon . Probably midline incision would be used. Surgeon would have to deal with scar tissue (adhesions)from prior surgeries as well as gain access to the areas of concern for the planned surgery. The degree of adhesions present can make the surgery potentially more difficult so the surgeon will wish to make an incision that assures the best exposure. ...Read more
Should i wait until i'm done having kids to have a body lift? I'm interested in getting this cosmetic surgery but i want more kids in the future. Could I have the procedure done now and have permanent results?
Wait.: Generally speaking, best to have completed pregnancies and achieved a long-term stable weight prior to undergoing body contouring procedures. Timing the body contouring surgery in this manner, will help decrease the risks associated with the procedures, help improve the aesthetic results of the procedure and help minimize the chances that additional surgery will be necessary in the future. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
How long should I wait before having evisceration eye surgery? I lost my sight to a degenerative eye disease, and because my optic nerve has died, i've been advised to have evisceration eye surgery. What problems might I have if i wait a year for the surg
It depends: Generally we recommend removing an eye that doesn't see only if there is pain that cannot be controlled medically, if the eye has infection or tumor that can spread to the rest of the body, or for cosmesis. Your situation would depend on what symptoms you might have. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm having surgery to remove a cyst/tumor in my uterus plus a d&c. How long should I wait to have sex after?
Depends: It would depend on the extent of surgery, any complications like infection and your healing ability. It would be prudent to check with your doctor a couple of weeks after the surgery. ...Read more
Yes and no: The term "disease" can be confusing. As we age, most of us slowly have reduction in kidney function and a transplant replaces 50% or more of our function. That kidney will also continue to age with us, and is vulnerable to the same medical risks as our original kidneys. Preserving that function as long as possible is the goal, and that means keeping blood pressure, sugar and cholesterol controlled. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have issues from cirrhosis and have to undergo a liver transplant in a few days. What is the recovery period after living donor liver translant surgery?
A Few Weeks.: After surgery, most people stay in the hospital for a few weeks before going home. Your doctors will do tests regularly to make sure that your new liver is working correctly. After a liver transplant, people need to take medicines for the rest of their life. These medicines are called “anti-rejection medicines.” They help the body’s infection-fighting system accept the new liver. ...Read more
IMPOTENCY: Often timed the disease that caused end stage renal state effects the flow and erectile function. There are many viable options for treatment ...Read more
I've always wanted surgery and I have a kidney stone. What were the risks of a self kidney stone removal surgery?
Necessary?: For young age as you are, stone removal from kidney may be needed, when and how? These questions should be addressed by your urologist according to the size, shape, location of the stone, the history of spontaneous stone passage, and the symptom from the stones. Besides, how to prevent further stone recurrence after current stone removal needs to be addressed before procedures. Talk with doctor. ...Read more
Having gallbladder removal surgery in three days. Just starting to get a cold. Can operation still be performed? Thank you.
Speak to the surgeon: Most of the time elective ( non urgent ) surgery will be cancelled and rescheduled , speak to your surgeon , after evaluation surgeon and anesthesiologist will decide to cancel or not to cancel the procedure , ...Read more
2-3 weeks, perf: You may have a small amount of bleeding for 24 to 48 hours. A "drip pad" is often worn. I will occasionally use an internal splint for the first week. You can expect internal swelling for 2 to 3 wks, and you may have a runny nose for several months after your surgery. An unusual but potential complication is a septal perforation (a small hole in the septum) - this can often be fixed if it occurs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Before having surgery, i was wondering if i'm able to reverse damage to my gallbladder and not have surgery done?
Gallbladder: There are no known ways to "reverse the damage" to the gallbladder that would require removal of the gallbladder. ...Read more
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
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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