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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

Dr. Scott Keith
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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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I had a kidney transplant 4 weeks ago. My creatine post transplant was 0.5. Since then it has steadily risen to 1.0. Is this a sign of rejection?

I had a kidney transplant 4 weeks ago. My creatine post transplant was 0.5. Since then it has steadily risen to 1.0. Is this a sign of rejection?

Kid TRANSPLANT FX: You received a single adult kidney and single kidneys provide 50 percent of the creatinine clearance that two healthy kidneys provide. In a 56 yo person a normal serum creatinine value would be 0.9-1.1, depending upon muscle mass. Your earlier creatinine value reflected hyper-hydration, which is usual post-transplant from IV fluids. The rise of creatinine to 1.0 is equilibration, not rejection. ...Read more

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Can a patient that has had a renal transplant take any workout supplement that contains creatine? Or is it unwise altogether?

Can a patient that has had a renal transplant take any workout supplement that contains creatine? Or is it unwise altogether?

I'd stay away: The supplement has not been shown to really help much with the muscle development so it is not worth the risk (or money). ...Read more

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I am a kidney transplant patient. My doctor prescribe Pabapentin 300 2X per day for my neuropathic pain. Should I take this?

I am a kidney transplant patient. My doctor prescribe Pabapentin 300 2X per day for my neuropathic pain. Should I take this?

Gabapentin: You mean Gabapentin? If yes, it is safe to take it. There is no major interaction with commonly used immunosuppressive meds (such as Prograf, cellcept, (mycophenolate mofetil) and Prednisone).The dosage is dependent on your level of kidney function. If your Creatinine is elevated, you have to start with lower dose since it causes side effects in the dosage you are prescribed (such as irritability and jerky arm movements) ...Read more

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Polycyst kidney transplantation- got operated five days before, creatine is more than 3. Is this normal?

Polycyst kidney transplantation- got operated five days before, creatine is more than 3. Is this normal?

Maybe: For live donor transplants, more than 94% of the time the kidney works immediately resulting in a declining cr within 24 hrs. For those who receive a brain dead donor kidney, 3 of 10 will have a delay in kidney function lasting for a week or two if not longer. At the end of one year, more than 90% of all kidneys will be working well. A cr of 3 by itself means little early postoperatively. ...Read more

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Can kidney transplant patients use hgh?

Can kidney transplant patients use hgh?

Risks involved: Thank you for your question. All medications can affect how your transplant medications work. Kidney rejection due to not enough medication is possible. Alternatively severe infection or kidney injury from too much medication is also possible. Higher blood pressure is often seen with hormone therapy and that too may cause your transplant kidney to incur damage. Close monitoring would be needed. ...Read more

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How much time does medicare last for kidney transplant patient?

How much time does medicare last for kidney transplant patient?

3 years: Once you have a transplant, Medicare will pick up the cost of your anti-rejection meds for the first three years. ...Read more

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Its safe for 80 years old patient to have kidney transplant while in comma?

Its safe for 80 years old patient to have kidney transplant while in comma?

Not safe at any age: Kidney transplants are only performed for people who are in very stable medical conditions. Dialysis is used to replace kidney function for people in comas or other types of emergent circumstances. If they survive, they are carefully evaluated + educated as transplant candidates. At any age, the patient must be expected to "survive + thrive" the txp long enough to justify the use of the kidney. ...Read more

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Sir I am kidney transplant receipent patient and my sgpt is 73 what is to be done?

Sir I am kidney transplant receipent patient and my sgpt is 73 what is to be done?

You have "hepatitis": Hepatitis is defined as inflammation of liver cells, as is indicated by elevation in serum transaminases (ast and/or alt). Hepatitis can be caused by a variety of issues (infectious, ischemic, metabolic, toxic, infiltrative, alcohol-related, drugs, etc.). What antirejection meds do you take? Do you consume alcohol? What tests have been accomplished & what liver diseases ruled out? Need some help-- ...Read more

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Is it possible for a chronic kidney stage 5 patient to prolong dialysis and kidney transplant by just specialised medication and strict diet?

Is it possible for a chronic kidney stage 5 patient to prolong dialysis and kidney transplant by just specialised medication and strict diet?

Yes: Yes; an appropriate (but relatively strict) diet would have to be adhered to as recommended by your nephrologist. Exercise and hydration are equally important. Stage v renal disease, however is near " end-stage" and will likely progress into renal failure at some time. Peritoneal dialysis is an extremely appropriate, and oftentimes under used/recommended option, especially for younger patients l. ...Read more

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Kidney transplant patients have develop proteurinata?

No, investigation: Patients with normal functioning transplant should not have proteinuria (protein in urine). Any proteinuria should be confirmed, quantified and investigated thoroughly. Please consult transplant nephrologist. ...Read more

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Can kidney transplant patients keep cats in their homes?

Can kidney transplant patients keep cats in their homes?

Yes: Although your body is immunocompromised due to the anti-rejection medications, it is still safe to keep cats in the home. I would suggest keeping the cats away the first 3 months after transplant as that is when you are must at risk for an infection. ...Read more

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Can kidney transplant patients have cats in their homes?

Can kidney transplant patients have cats in their homes?

Yes they can: No reason not to have cats unless subject or family is allergic to them. ...Read more

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Do you know kidney transplant patients who have had children?

Do you know kidney transplant patients who have had children?

Yes: There are a number of successful pregnancies after kidney transplant in the us every year. It is regarded as a high risk pregnancy, and require care coordination of you transplant team and the obstetricians. ...Read more

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What is the drug of choice for kidney transplant patient for colds?

Colds: Traditional cold are usually viruses. There is no medication that will treat the cold. You just need to treat you symptoms to make you comfortable until you body can fight off your cold. You should get your flu shot every year. Wash you hands often for prevention. ...Read more

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Can a lupus patient always have a kidney transplant?

Can a lupus patient always have a kidney transplant?

Always?: Not sure what is meant by always. In general those individuals with kidney failure due to sle can receive transplant. However, if the disease is fresh and active, it may be prudent to wait a while. The immunosuppression used to prevent rejection is often able to control any lupus activity. Some others may have lupus complications such as heart disease and clotting that needs special attention. ...Read more

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Can kidney transplant patients use elliptical machine?

Yes: Transplant patients are encouraged to exercise. The only caution would be in activities in which there could be direct trauma to the allograft, like from a kick or punch. ...Read more

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Is it okay for kidney transplant patients to work a graveyard shift?

Is it okay for kidney transplant patients to work a graveyard shift?

Yes: If a patient has a working kidney transplant and is not dealing with complications such as infection, rejection etc. It is no different for them to work overnights than for anyone else. They have to make certain they are getting rest during the day. ...Read more

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When during renal failure should a patient be given a kidney transplant and why?

When during renal failure should a patient be given a kidney transplant and why?

Stage: Most transplant programs won't list you for transplant unless your GFR is < 20. Being on dilaysis is not a requirement though. For more info on what GFR means, read the following:

http://www. Kidneydoctorbradenton. Org/2013/04/what-is-chronic-kidney-disease-or-ckd. Html. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give a kidney transplant to a 75 year old patient or 56 year old patient?

Is it safe to give a kidney transplant to a 75 year old patient or 56 year old patient?

Can be safe: Kidney transplants have been done in recipients as old as 80 years, but that is very rare. What is more important than the chronological age of the patient is the physiological age. Specifically, prior cancers, infections, and the cardiovascular health of the patient needs to be evaluated. The potential for physical rehabilitation needs realistic assessment as well. ...Read more

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Can patient with fsgs and aiha undergo kidney transplant? Whether the patient should go for live donor or cadaver transplant? What r success rate?

Fsgs recurs but,: Fsgs is okay to transplant whether live donor or not! However, recurrence, is possible. Fsgs returns in about one third of the transplanted kidneys i.e. Every 3 persons with kidney failure due to fsgs who get transplant, one of them will see fsgs affecting his transplant. The disease may take years to appear however. So, possible recurrence is not a reason to not transplant persons with fsgs. ...Read more

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If a kidney transplant fails after 3 years, can the patient go back to dialysis to stay alive? Do the immunosuppressant medications need to be cont?

If a kidney transplant fails after 3 years, can the patient go back to dialysis to stay alive? Do the immunosuppressant medications need to be cont?

No: The sole purpose for the immunosuppression is to keep the body from rejecting the graft and thus there is no reason to keep taking it if the transplant is no longer functioning. Yes you will need to get dialysis while waiting for another transplant. Best to check with your nephrologist to see if there may still be some residual function in the transplant before you stop the IS drug. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a kidney transplant patient to donate blood?

Is it safe for a kidney transplant patient to donate blood?

No.: The reason is primarily that recipients take immunosuppressive drugs that are in the blood, and would be transferred with the donated blood which is not safe. In addition, many kidney recipients have some anemia that would preclude donation. ...Read more

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Why would a patient with kidney disease resort to kidney transplant?

Why would a patient with kidney disease resort to kidney transplant?

Longer life: If a patient is in kidney failure they have few options. One is dialysis and the other is transplant. If you compare longterm outcomes of both options, on average people with transplants live longer. Also most patients state their quality of life is better after transplant than while on dialysis. Transplant does have it's own set of problems that patients must deal with however. ...Read more

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Would it be okay for post kidney transplant patients to use piriton?

Probably: There is no dosing adjustment for renal insufficiency for this drug, but you should check with your nephrologist to be safe. ...Read more

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Do kidney transplant patients can have hair transplantation? Does it effect on tx kidney (pod of 1year)?

Do kidney transplant patients can have hair transplantation? Does it effect on tx kidney (pod of 1year)?

Hair transplant: Hair transplantation is different from other organ transplants in that it is an auto-transplantation. (i.e. your own hair gets auto-transplanted). I don't see why a kidney transplant recipients could not have hair transplants. One is advised to have an experienced hair-transplant surgeon to do the procedure and at least theoretically there could be a slightly increased risk of infection. ...Read more

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Is it common for a two year kidney transplant patient to experience a skin disorder. Diabetic 1878-present kidney transplant 11-09

Is it common for a two year kidney transplant patient to experience a skin disorder. Diabetic 1878-present kidney transplant 11-09

The: The answer is yes. Transplant patients are subject to many dermatologic conditions. Because you are an organ transplant recipient and most likely on immune suppressing medications, your body is not able to protect you from certain diseases as it once was. This includes, but certainly is not limited to conditions such as shingles and skin cancers. As a transplant patient, you should plan to see your dermatologist on a regular basis now and in the future. It is important that you have your skin checked for skin cancers often, as kidney transplant patients are especially more prone to the development of certain types of skin cancer. ...Read more

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Is it common for a two year kidney transplant patient to experience a skin disorder. Diabetic 1878-present kidney transplant 11-09

Dermatology is key: All transplant patients should have regular skin examinations by a knowledgeable provider because of the risk of skin cancer that is caused by the use of immunosuppression. In addition, skin infections and other unusual problems may occur. Skin also becomes fragile over the years because of diabetes, aging and immunosuppression. Probably makes sense to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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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