Doctor insights on:
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
What are the long-term effects of donating a kidney and what precautions should a kidney donor take?
As a kidney donor what type of medication can I take for pain and inflammation? Specifically for pain associated with vigorous workouts
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
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
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
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
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- How long does it take to recover from your appendix being removed?
- How long does it take to recover from tonsillitis?
- How long does it take to recover from alcohol?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- How long does it take to recover from a stroke?
- How long does it take to recover from a hysterectomy?
- How long does it take to recover from a facelift?
- How long does it take to recover from pyelonephritis?
- Talk to a nephrologist online for free