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Can I resume my normal life after a kidney transplant?

Can I resume my normal life after a kidney transplant?

Yes: Absolutely! through proper, frequent follow-up with your doctors, you can live a "normal", full life. Of course, as with non-transplant individuals, it's important to keep healthy, take all your medicines, and seek medical attention if you get sick. Infections are especially important to be vigilant about after a transplant due to the medications you must take. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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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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Man 50 years old done for him kidney transplant since 7years ago does he looks normal person or still has kidney problem risk for his life or healthy?

Man 50 years old done for him kidney transplant since 7years ago does he  looks normal person or still has kidney problem risk for his life or healthy?

Regular follow up: Kidney transplant patients can lead normal life. They need regular follow up at transplant center, with a nephrologist and a primary care physician. Also need to take medication regularly. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting a kidney transplant? How many months/years would you normally have to wait for one?

Depends: This depends on your blood type, option for living donation, the region of the country you live in and other medical factors. Your transplant center should be able to tell you the average wait time for organs. Also ask about extended criteria donors. ...Read more

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Kidney transplant biopsy.My criatinen is from 93-110umol/l .Should I do biopsy? I don't have pain , fever and evrything is normal . Thanks

Kidney transplant biopsy.My criatinen is from 93-110umol/l .Should I do biopsy?  I don't have pain , fever and evrything is normal . Thanks

Advise against,,: Unless specifically recommended by your doctor(s), it would be wise not to do this, especially with your good creatinine and no symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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Man 50years old done for him kidney transplant since 7years ago for how long the new kidney will be normal funktion .And survival rate for him?

Man 50years old done for him kidney transplant since 7years ago for how long the new kidney will be normal funktion .And survival rate for him?

Many factors: Donor source (cadaveric vs. Living), age of donor, degree of matching, history of kidney rejection and response to treatment, medication compliance, current kidney function, and status of underlying disease that caused initial kidney failure, all figure into allograft and patient survival estimates. The patient's kidney transplant team has all this information can provide a succinct answer. ...Read more

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I am a kidney transplant patient. My creatine has always been between 1.4 - 1.8 is this a normal level?

I am a kidney  transplant  patient.   My creatine has always been between 1.4 - 1.8 is this a normal level?

Not normal: While it isn't a "normal" serum creatinine (or perfect kidney function) that is to be expected. It is very rare that a transplant recipient with a single kidney obtains the same level of function as a healthy person with two normal kidneys. That being said, if you've had your transplant for 5 or more years and no change in function... Then you are doing great. ...Read more

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I got kidney transplant in 2010, last month it was rejected, had 10 plasma xchange n 2 dose of rituximab injection, now its normal, when i can get concive?

Fairly risky: Pregnancy is possible for a female kidney transplant recipient whose kidney function is good and stable. Yet, it is still considered a high risk pregnancy for both the mother and the fetus. Although you may be capable of conceiving now, it would be unwise to do so until your function stablizes at a good level for at least 6 - 12 months. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of somebody with a kidney transplant?

10-15 yrs: 10-15 yrs time frame is the average, which means some more and some less. Younger kidney, healthier recipient, better genetic matching such as identical twins etc.. And good after-transplant care will make a big difference. So, keep healthy, follow docs' advices. Thank the donor for your second chance at life! be good and good luck. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone who has had a kidney transplant?

Other med. problems?: The longevity of a kidney transplant is usually about 10-15 years depending on the source and quality of the donor organ (living donor kidneys tend to last longer). Patient life expectancy generally depends on other medical issues such as heart disease, diabetes, vascular disease or development of cancers. In fact, most recipients will die with a functioning kidney, not because of kidney failure. ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi
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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