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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

Dr. Sewa Legha
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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

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What would happen if I would stop my immunosuppression medication after my kidney transplant?

What would happen if I would stop my immunosuppression medication after my kidney transplant?

Immuno suppressant: Immuno suppressant medication prevent body from recognising transplanted kidney as foreign body. If these are stopped there is high probability of body rejecting the transplanted organ, kidney in your case. Not a good idea to change any medication without consulting your specialist or GP. ...Read more

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I have had a kidney transplant 14 years ago what are the chances of getting off some anti rejection pills?

I have had a kidney transplant 14 years ago what are the chances of getting off some anti rejection pills?

This is a discussion: You will need to have with your specialist as there are multiple variables which contribute to the necessity to remain on immunosuppressants. ...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?

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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What happens if I voluntarily remove myself from the kidney transplant registry do medicare continue paying for dialysis?

What happens if I voluntarily remove myself from the kidney transplant registry do medicare continue paying for dialysis?

Paying for dialysis: The answer to your question is "Yes". You do not have to have to be on a list for a kidney transplant in order for Medicare to continue to pay for your hemodialysis treatments. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I voluntarily remove myself from the kidney transplant registry do medicare continue paying for dialysis?

Can you tell me if I voluntarily remove myself from the kidney transplant registry do medicare continue paying for dialysis?

Contrinued payment: If you opt out of a particular treatment, Medicare or any other insurance cannot refuse to pay for other viable alternatives as long as those alternatives were covered services to begin with. No one can force you to have a certain treatment. If you understand the risk/benefit of your options and choices and are of sound mind, then you have every right to decide what is or isn't for you. ...Read more

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My dad needs a kidney transplant and he asked me. Am I an automatic match since im his child or is it possible I can't do it?

My dad needs a kidney transplant and he asked me. Am I an automatic match since im his child or is it possible I can't do it?

Not necessarily: There are two issues when matching for organ transplantation: blood group matching and hla matching (immune compatibility). As is the case with blood transfusions, blood types generally need to be matched for successful transplantation to take place. Although there are some centers that will perform transplants despite mismatched blood types, these are more prone to reject. ...Read more

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Can I do masturbation after my kidney transplant? My transplant got over before 2 months back. And how often can I do. I m just 22 years old..

Can I do masturbation after my kidney transplant? My transplant got over before 2 months back. And how often can I do. I m just 22 years old..

Yes: I have not heard any contraindication to that as long as all the wounds are healed to prevent rebleeding and dehiscence and don't do it to vigorously so as to cause open sore as your are on immunosuppression. ...Read more

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HI there my creatinine level is 187. it's been year since I had my kidney transplant. How to lower it. Any dietary and medication suggestions?

HI there my creatinine level is 187. it's been year since I had my kidney transplant. How to lower it. Any dietary and medication suggestions?

Kidney disease: Re medications would avoid nonsteroidal anti inflammatory such as diclofenac ibuprofen etc. diet should be low salt low fat etc. May not be able to do much about it as the creatinine may reflect the preexisting kidney disease but the above measures may help prevent deterioration ...Read more

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I had my kidney transplant in 2005. Have wanted to smoke for a long time. I have been extremely stable for the whole time with no kidney problems.

Good for you: Don't ruin it by smoking again. You owe it to yourself and perhaps more so to the selfless donor. You are helping repay the donor by keeping their, now your, kidney going for as long as you can. ...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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I've had a kidney transplant for 7yrs, my creatnin usually runs at 1.8-1.9 I just recently did labs it was 2.1 how long will it take to get back dwn?

Kidney transplant: The question to ask is why it has gone up. Need to discuss with your nephrologist. It can be anything from a lab variation, different lab, dehydration, progression of medicorenal disease, obstruction. ...Read more

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When after I would get a tattoo, would I have to wait for a kidney transplant?

Tattoo and allpgraft: You do not need to delay a kidney transplant after having a tattoo. Good luck with both. ...Read more

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I had a kidney transplant 3 years ago is it ok for me to take gnc mass xxx supplement?

NO you must: Check with your transplantation surgeon, will advise you what to eat and how much to eat. You have the gift of life don't loose it again. So called these food supplements has also has chemicals that can damage the kidneys and do not have FDA approvals, for what claim in their sales pitch. Keep your kidney going by taking care of it. ...Read more

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My arm has grew so large from my acess but I know have a kidney transplant should I get it litigation my f?

My arm has grew so large from my acess but I know have a kidney transplant should I get it litigation my f?

Enlarged access arm: If you have an enlarged vascular access arm, as seen in the image, you have a venous stenosis (S) causing it. See either a vascular surgeon or an interventional radiologist to do an angiogram of the access and the central veins of your body. If there is a S, an angioplasty or stenting of the S should reduce the swelling. Good luck. ...Read more

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I hv hepatitis C and hv done kidney transplant. How to cure this hepatitis C now?

I hv hepatitis C and hv done kidney transplant. How to cure this hepatitis C now?

There are several: Medications available now for hcv eradication, depending on its phenotype. You should consult with a liver specialist. ...Read more

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Can I put henna on my hand after kidney transplant? Ty

Can I put henna on my hand after kidney transplant? Ty

Probably ok: Henna has colored material from a plant, mixed in with other natural ingredients (possibly sugar, molasses, fruit juice, water, etc...) if it is a natural henna. Haven't heard of any problems of henna going through the skin surface and causing people problems. However, being immuno-suppressed after a transplant, one should avoid putting substances on areas of broken skin (due to infection risk). ...Read more

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If I have had a kidney transplant will smoking marijuana harm me or the kidney or lifespan of the kidnry?

If I have had a kidney transplant will smoking marijuana harm me or the kidney or lifespan of the kidnry?

Unlikely: Unlikely, but anything is excess is harmful. And the deleterious effects of tobacco abuse increases the risk of every form of cancer in addition to suppressing the immune system. Keep the mj use to a minimum. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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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