Doctor insights on: Creatinine levels in kidney transplant patients

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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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Dr. Howard Schneider
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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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What is high creatinine level after a kidney transplant?

What is high creatinine level after a kidney transplant?

No precise answer: The creatinine test is a surrogate for the more precise measurement of kidney function called gfr--glomerular filtration rate. The creatinine can vary based on donor and recipient gender, age and size, as well as some medical conditions most recipients with very good kidney function have a GFR between 40-70 cc/min and a serum creatinine between 1-2 mg/dl. ...Read more

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My motherinlaw had kidney transplant 2days ago, she is well and walking around hospital. Today doc said her creatinine level is 150, what does it mean?

My motherinlaw had kidney transplant 2days ago, she is well and walking around hospital. Today doc said her creatinine level is 150, what does it mean?

Creatinine 150 or: Was her 2-day post-transplant creatinine "150" or 1.50 mg/dl; creatinine of 150 mg/dl is the high number I have never seen, so, is it a mistake in decimal? ; 1.5 mg/dl indicates her newly transplanted kidney is working reasonably well, but too early to say. I wish she will do well to take the new kidney well as being life-saving. ...Read more

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Post kidney transplant patient. High uric acid levels (8.9 mg/dl). Advised lebuxostat 40mg daily by doctor...Please advise the diet and restrictrions.

Post kidney transplant patient. High uric acid levels (8.9 mg/dl). Advised lebuxostat 40mg daily by doctor...Please advise the diet and restrictrions.

Diets little help: Diet have little influence on the serum uric acid level. The med prescribed should handle the problem. Was the Febuxostat prescribed by the nephrologist? If not, check with him or her first. ...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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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?

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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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

Dr. Howard Schneider
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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