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

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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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'm post kidney transplant for 9 months and my gum swelling and bleeding although i clean my teeth well! please advice me! warmest regards.

I'm post kidney transplant for 9 months and my gum swelling and bleeding although i clean my teeth well! please advice me!  warmest regards.

Transplant gingiva: The specific etiology of your particular problem is compounded by your need to take several medications which can adversely effect your mucogingival health. I would suggest an immediate appointment with your dentist, and discuss with them the possible treatment protocols for your problem. This is not a unique disfunction, and is relatively common, but treatment is definitely indicated. ...Read more

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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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Had double kidney transplant 4Yrs ago have now swelling of Lleg should I consult nefrologist?

Had  double  kidney transplant 4Yrs ago have now swelling of Lleg  should I consult nefrologist?

Yes,definitely: Kidney disease causes swelling of face first than feet, but still in some people ,it is more observable in the feet than face and rest of the body. Also if you loose proteins from kidney disease that also can lead to welling of feet which is called edema.Please consult your Nephrologist ASAP ...Read more

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Can i eat proteins if I have had a kidney transplant?

Can i eat proteins if I have had a kidney transplant?

Yes: For those with a functioning kidney transplant a regular diet with limited salt and fat is preferred. For diabetics concentrated sugar may also be limited. ...Read more

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Which sports should I avoid if i had a kidney transplant?

Very few: I tell my patients tackle football, boxing, and skydiving. Use common sense. If you are fit you should be able to do most any sport. You should be aware there is an organized transplant olympics every few years; you would be shocked to see just how talented and capable many transplant recipients perform. ...Read more

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After kidney transplant surgery will I have to follow a special diet?

After kidney transplant surgery will I have to follow a special diet?

Not usually: Your doctor will advise you if you have other problems such as diabetes, you still have to follow your diabetic diet. So dietary restrictions depending on your other medical problems. Generally no fluid or pottassium restrictions which are necessary for patients on dialysis. ...Read more

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I have kidney transplant i m facing poor sex life what i can do to help me?

I have kidney transplant i m facing poor sex life what i can do to help me?

Yes, yes, yes.: Sex is an important part of life quality - feel empowered to discuss openly with your transplant team. Some men have difficulty with erections because of hypertension, diabetes and medications they must take - usually treatable. You must also consider possible impact of immunosuppressants on causing abnormal sperm (risk is probably low). Overall, odds are good for being active. Be responsible too. ...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

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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


Internal Bleeding (Definition)

Also known as an internal hemorrhage, internal bleeding refers to bleeding that occurs inside the body that is not seen from the outside. This happens when there is damage to an artery or vein from trauma, an injury to the spleen, a ruptured aneurysm, or erosion into an artery or vein from cancer or gastric ulcer. Internal bleeding is a medical emergency ...Read more