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Can a. Transplanted kidney be saved from rejection.

Can a. Transplanted kidney be saved from rejection.

Absolutely : It is usually quite easy to treat acute rejections, but more rarely, severe antibody mediated rejections can be more difficult. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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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Will taking uta capsules hurt a transplanted kidney ?

Will taking uta capsules hurt a transplanted kidney ?

Ask nephrologist: Do not know what medications ur taking to control rejection. Uta contains at least 4 ingredients including methenamine, phenyl salicilate, metheylene blue, Hyoscyamine sulfate. So would be cautious. Uta capsules help some quite well to relieve symptoms of bladder irritation urinary frequency & spasms.But i would prefer you to use a single anticholinergic drug to relieve symptoms.Ok if ok w neph md. ...Read more

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What happens with a transplanted kidney if you have cmv?

Hopefully nothing...: CMV is one of the most common viral infections after transplant. The virus is often found in the blood (causing weakness, fever) and can also affect tissues such as the gastrointestinal tract and lungs. Sometimes, CMV may directly affect the kidney and its function. With proper therapy (which usually includes intravenous anti-viral medicine), CMV infection can often be treated successfully. ...Read more

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Why is a transplanted kidney located in the lower part of the abdomen?

Why is a transplanted kidney located in the lower part of the abdomen?

R or L lower quad: The old kidneys are not removed and the transplant is usually placed in right or left lower quadrant in the abdomen. For the transplanted kidney to function it needs to have an artery and a vein for blood supply. The renal artery and vein are usually connected to the recipient's external iliac artery and vein. The urine needs to be transpported via ureter to the recipients's bladder. ...Read more

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I have a transplanted kidney. My CMV test is positive. What are the next steps?

I have a transplanted kidney. My CMV test is positive. What are the next steps?

Treatment is needed: A positive CMV PCR test in itself doesn't mean a patient is sick from a CMV infection, but most centers will treat that patient preemptively, before symptoms occur. CMV infections can be serious and can involved most the organs in the body. Treatment typically involves at least 3 months of anti-viral medications. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get a hematoma on your transplanted kidney after being transplanted?

Is it normal to get a hematoma on your transplanted kidney after being transplanted?

No.: A hematoma is a blood clot, that occurs after bleeding in the tissues. It can form in any surgical wound, including a kidney transplant. It can occur after kidney biopsies. A hematoma is not a normal finding. Most are absorbed by the body naturally. However, if quite large, greater than 10-12 inches, they may cause harm and need to be surgically drained. ...Read more

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My child received a transplanted kidney. Will their be complication if they get chickenpox?

My child received a transplanted kidney.  Will their be complication if they get chickenpox?

Infection risk: Almost every transplant of any organ must be treated with medication to prevent the immune system from rejecting the organ. These medications make it harder for the immune system to do its other jobs too. That includes fighting infection. Your child should see a doctor anytime you suspect he/she is sick because of possible complications. ...Read more

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After doing kidney transplant how is the nerve supply of the transplanted kidney established?

After doing kidney transplant how is the nerve supply of the transplanted kidney established?

It isn't: There is no inner action on the transplanted kidney. It doesn't need one. It is a complex filtering system that doesn't require input from your brain or spinal cord. ...Read more

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After doing kidney transplant how does the nerve supply of the transplanted kidney established?

Usually: No functional nerve supply is established immediately after transplant. That is why transplanted kidneys that are infected often do not hurt. Anatomical regrowth of nerves can happen over time. ...Read more

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How do I extend the life of my transplanted kidney?

How do I extend the life of my transplanted kidney?

Be compliant: Transplant surgery is just a beginning of this long journey. You need to comply with your anti-rejection meds and post-transplant clinic follow-up. Live smart (i.e. practice good hygiene, get flu vaccine, have good blood pressure and blood sugar control, exercise, maintain stable weight, etc). Your transplant MDs and nurses will help you achieve your goal. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Edema (Definition)

Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...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