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How long does it take to recover from being a kidney donor?

How long does it take to recover from being a kidney donor?

Good Question: About 90% of living kidney donations in the us are done using laparoscopic techniques. Most donors stay in the hospital 2-4 days; recuperate at home for an additional 2-4 weeks, and return to work after that. The time may be longer for some people, or for those who work in physically demanding jobs. ...Read more

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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


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How long does it take to recover from a heart transplant?

How long does it take to recover from a heart transplant?

Weeks: It could barry from days to weeks depending on how sick the individual was before transplant. ...Read more

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How long does it take to fully recover from having a splantectomy?

Depends: Depends on the type of the procedure performed and the reason for the splenectomy. In general anywhere from 2-4 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a mastectomy?

How long does it take to recover from a mastectomy?

3 to 4 wks: Most of the patents will recover in 3 to 4 wks, then also most of them under go chemotherapy or radiation which will prolong the recovery for months. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the muscles to heal from a liver transplant?

How long does it take for the muscles to heal from a liver transplant?

Depends on meds: Much of the timing for recovery depends on several factors, the degree of muscle loss due to existing liver disease, degree of malnutrition, but also the nature of medications your transplant program uses for immunosuppression. Corticosteroids, rapamycin and everolimus, markedly delay recovery of wound healing and you should be careful in vigorously stressing the incision, lest a hernia develop. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a heart attack?

How long does it take to recover from a heart attack?

Depends: Recovery depends on the size extent, location, type of heart attack and the treatments given at the time. Most people need 1 month of some type of rest and recovery then cardiac rehab for several weeks to months. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a lumpectomy?

How long does it take to recover from a lumpectomy?

Within 1 week: It is an outpatient procedure so you will go home the same day. Most patients experience some soreness and swelling. However by the next day, you are functional and able to take care of yourself (brush your hair, cook). Just no vigorous exercise or heavy lifting for about 1 week. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from donating blood?

How long does it take to recover from donating blood?

Usually < 24 hours: Donating blood is a great thing for the community but occassionally one sometimes experience mild side effects from donating. One can experience lightheadedness, dizziness, weakness, and tiredness. These symptoms nearly always resolve within 24 hours, faster if you stay very hydrated and don't skip any meals. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a hysteroscopy/d&c?

How long does it take to recover from a hysteroscopy/d&c?

1-2 days: The above procedure is usually done with a local block or light anesthetic. Barring complications, recovery is less than 24 hours with minimal spotting & cramping after. I usually prescribe Ibuprofen & tylenol (acetaminophen) following these & most patients do very well and return to work/school the next day. Take care. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a vitrectomy?

How long does it take to recover from a vitrectomy?

Depends: Recovery can be defined as the time to be free of symptoms, or the time when the vision is improved or restored. The time frame can be several weeks to several months. It also depends upon any underlying disease such as diabetes which can prolong recovery. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a hysterectomy?

How long does it take to recover from a hysterectomy?

Varies: Recovery can take from a few days to a few weeks. The route of the surgery, vaginal-laparoscopic-abdominal, etc, will affect the recovery time. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a hemigastrectomy?

How long does it take to recover from a hemigastrectomy?

Depends : If there are no complications, the hospital stay should be 3-6 days, and you would typically be back to mostly normal activity by 6-12 weeks. May need to eat smaller portions, and lower carbohydrates until the body adapts to avoid something called "dumping syndrome". Easy fatigue can last for months. Of course, everyone responds differently. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a total hip?

How long does it take to recover from a total hip?

Varies by patient: Everybody recovers at their own pace after a total hip replacement. Acute healing phase is 2-3 weeks. Do not try to overdo in the first 6 weeks, but gradual resumption of activities is encouraged the more dedicated the patient is to his/her recovery, the quicker it will be. Talk to your orthopaedic surgeon if you have specific activity related questions. ...Read more

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How long does it take to fully recover from a mastectomy?

How long does it take to fully recover from a mastectomy?

"Weeks": Recovery following a mastectomy depends heavily on the type of mastectomy, whether a reconstruction is performed & which method. Without reconstruction, one may be out of the hospital in a day & back to work in 10-14 days. With reconstruction, these numbers are (at least) doubled. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a person to die from cirrhosis?

How long is it supposed to it take for a person to die from cirrhosis?

Varies : It all depends how the liver is functioning which can vary tremendously in those with cirrhosis. The degree of dysfunction correlates with mortality, which may be weeks or many years. Meld score does a good job predicting 3month mortality. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a trabeculoplasty?

How long does it take to recover from a trabeculoplasty?

1 to 2 days: Your vision should be clear.and your eye comfortable one to two days after the procedure. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a dropped bladder repair?

How long does it take to recover from a dropped bladder repair?

6 weeks: I instruct my patient that they may drive in 7 to 10 days, return to light work in 10 to 14 days, no intercourse for 8?Weeks, & no heavy lifting for 12 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from pyelonephritis?

How long does it take to recover from pyelonephritis?

Acute pyelonephritis: Clinically with proper antibiotic therapy weeks. Antibiotic therapy may be seven to fourteen days depending on health of individual and type of bacteria.Pyelonephritis affecting cortex of kidney may take 6 months to entirely heal in children as far as normal anatomy of kidney. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take to recover from a stroke?

How long does it usually take to recover from a stroke?

Depends: Strokes are classified into a variety of subtypes. Recovery is often linked to the type of stroke that occurred. Regardless, patience and aggressive therapy is key to progressing. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from being a kidney donor?

Good Question: About 90% of living kidney donations in the us are done using laparoscopic techniques. Most donors stay in the hospital 2-4 days; recuperate at home for an additional 2-4 weeks, and return to work after that. The time may be longer for some people, or for those who work in physically demanding jobs. ...Read more

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My mother is 42y and her pet report shows that she have got hypermetabolic lymph nodes.Actually she is a kidney donor can c donate her kidnry or not?

My mother is 42y and her pet report shows that she have got hypermetabolic lymph nodes.Actually she is a kidney donor can c donate her kidnry or not?

Doctors may want...: Doctors may want to evaluate a potential kidney donor to see why she has "hypermetabolic lymph nodes". If no serious medical problem is found, the doctors may feel more comfortable having her as a donor. ...Read more

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What are the long-term effects of donating a kidney and what precautions should a kidney donor take?

What are the long-term effects of donating a kidney and what precautions should a kidney donor take?

None Remain healthy : One normal kidney is enough to sustain life, however in later years if develops diabetes, hypertension, etc if treatments are neglected may damage the remaining kidney ( same even if two kidneys are present). ...Read more

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As a kidney donor what type of medication can I take for pain and inflammation? Specifically for pain associated with vigorous workouts

As a kidney donor what type of medication can I take for pain and inflammation? Specifically for pain associated with vigorous workouts

Avoid acetaminophen: Try to avoid pain meds that are secreted by the kidneys. For inflammation Acetaminophen would not be effective, would recommend Ibuprofen as an initial treatment and see how you respond. If you have other concerns contact your nephrologist. ...Read more

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If somebody has a very long history of extremely high blood pressure (untreated) can they become a kidney donor?

If somebody has a very long history of extremely high blood pressure (untreated) can they become a kidney donor?

I do not not think : So, but up to the donor center to decide if he have any kidney effects from the high blood which is not treated. ...Read more

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What are the criteria for being a kidney donor?

What are the criteria for being a kidney donor?

There are many: It requires an extensive answer--you need to check with your local transplant center. In general you need to be healthy, have two normal kidneys and have no major surgical risk or risk for future disease that effects kidney function. Organ donation needs to be voluntary, free of coercion, and remember it is a felony to give or accept valuable consideration (money) for donation. ...Read more

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What would be the basis for being a kidney donor match?

What would be the basis for being a kidney donor match?

Blood, Tissue match: Blood group and tissue match.Here are the websites for more information http://www.transplantliving.org/living-donation/being-a-living-donor/ and tissue match. http://www.unos.org/docs/living_donation.pdf. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the basis for being a kidney donor match?

1st same blood type: Then blood is tested to see if donor ; recipient white cells match so that risk of post-transplant kidney rejection by recipient is minimized. ...Read more

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What are things to consider when thinking about being a kidney donor?

Your health: You must consider your overall health and the history of health problems in your family. Problems like diabetes and hypertension must be assesses for and controlled. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have 3/6 genetics markers when getting test results for being a kidney donor?

What does it mean to have 3/6 genetics markers when getting test results for being a kidney donor?

That u r a 1/2 match: We each inherit one set of three human leukocyte antigens (hla) from each parent; thus, we each have 6 of these. The more hla matching between donor and recipient of the kidney, the closer the match, the less likely is rejection and less anti-rejection drugs need be used. The best match is 6/6, the worst is 0/6. A half match is 3/6 genetic markers=possible donor. Transplant team will decide. ...Read more

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Could gallstone issues prevent you from being a kidney donor?

Could gallstone issues prevent you from being a kidney donor?

No: Gallstones are very common in the gallbladder and just there presence alone would not require the gallbladder to be removed or prevent someone from being an organ donor. If the stones cause pain (biliary colic) or other problems such as infection (cholecystitis) then removing the gallbladder (laparoscopic cholecystectomy) will cure the problem and allow one to later donate safely. ...Read more

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How do I sign up to be a kidney donor?

How do I sign up to be a kidney donor?

On your: License if you are dead or if you want to donate only one kidney you can tell someone at your local transplant program. Call the dept of surgery. ...Read more

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How can I become a living kidney donor?

How can I become a living kidney donor?

Kidney donor: The answer to your question is too long for this space. Please go to this website for more information about your request to be a kidney donor for someone in need of a kidney: http://www.Giveakidney.Org/ good luck. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to be a kidney donor?

How dangerous is it to be a kidney donor?

See below: It is generally very safe , and you can survive on one kidney. You need to be evaluated for donating a kidney and make sure you have no health problems and you yourself have normal kidney function. ...Read more

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How does one become a living kidney donor?

How does one become a living kidney donor?

Contact organ bank: Or research local hospital where kidney transplants are performed & contact their transplant or nephrology department to inform them of your wish to donate. In philly, you could call kidney transplant program at children's hospital or at u. Penn. In new england can contact www.Neob.Org. By donating you would be giving the gift of life. ...Read more

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What is the youngest age to be a kidney donor?

Age of consent: Medico legal and ethical issues are involved , a 15 year can not donate the kidney to parents, can not give consent, . ...Read more

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What should I do while waiting for a kidney donor?

What should I do while waiting for a kidney donor?

Kidney donor: You should continue to take good care of yourself. If the degree of renal failure is such that you are on dialysis, continue with your scheduled dialysis. Work on improving your health as much as possible (weight loss, exercise, etc), so that the surgery will go as well as possible. ...Read more

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If I am a kidney donor, do I get paid for my organs?

If I am a kidney donor, do I get paid for my organs?

No: Selling organs is illegal in the United States and in most other countries as well. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the criteria used for matching a kidney donor with a recipient?

Several: Several criteria such as age, kidney function, HIV status etc are used to determine the best match possible in addition to blood group compatibility, hla matching. ...Read more