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How long is the recovery time from a kidney transplant?

How long is the recovery time from a kidney transplant?

Kidney + pt matter: All kidneys + all recipients are not equal. The underlying condition of the patient, + the quality of the kidney (does it work right away or is dialysis needed before it starts working?) play key roles in determining the recovery time. In the best circumstance, with a live donor kidney (these almost always work immediately) + a strong patient, return to non-physical work may be possible in 4-6 wks. ...Read more

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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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How long is the recovery time for a corneal transplant?

12-18 months: If all goes well, 12-18 months. Longer if problems are encountered. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery from a vasectomy?

How long is the recovery from a vasectomy?

2 days: Most men are ready to return to normal activities after 2 to 3 days of rest. If the procedure is done on a friday, they can be back at an office job on monday. They should avoid heavy lifting, manual labor, or sex for at least a week. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery time from an ileostomy?

How long is the recovery time from an ileostomy?

Depends: If you are having a full abdominal surgery with intestinal removal, then a few days in the hospital and 6 week recovery with gradual increasing activities would be common. If it is only an operation for repairing or revising an ileostomy, then it would be a shorter surgery and return to home the same day with quicker return to normal. If the surgery is laparoscopic, then recovery would be faster. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time from a bone transplant?

What is the recovery time from a bone transplant?

Depends on the type: This will depend on the type of transplant (own cells = autologous or donor cells = allogeneic), the age and physical condition of the patient and what complications, if any, developed. Roughly the recovery for an autologous transplant is 1-3 months and for an allogeneic transplant it is 3-12 months. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery time from bone removal?

How long is the recovery time from bone removal?

Depends on the bone.: Depends on several factors like size, location, weight bearing, etc. Rule of thumb, most tissue injury with or without surgery usually takes 6 to 8 weeks for the tissue to heal. Depends on those factors and how complicated. ...Read more

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How long is the wait for a kidney transplant?

How long is the wait for a kidney transplant?

Months to Many Years: No clear answer since it depends on your degree of sensitization to hla antigens, your ABO blood type, and the region of the country you live in. It can range from months to many years. A lucky few % receive a perfectly (hla) matched kidney from anywhere in the country. These are called zero mismatched shared kidneys. The best way to reduce waiting time is try and find a willing living donor. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after kidney donation?

What is the recovery time after kidney donation?

Depends: Usually i tell patients 4-6 weeks until they can go back to most work. Very strenuous workers may need more time. This is for kidney donation performed by the laparoscopic technique. For open surgery the time will be longer. Possibly even up to 3 months. Some people recover faster and with less pain/complications than others. ...Read more

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How long is a kidney transplant operation?

How long is a kidney transplant operation?

Usually 3-6 hrs: Factors determining the length include the technical issues, the anesthesia care (going to sleep + waking up), + equipment issues (example is changing a blown out light bulb - surgeons have to be able to see what they are doing!). A kidney txp requires 3 connections - artery, vein + ureter. If the pt is obese, has arterial disease, prior txps, or the kidney has unusual anatomy, it may take longer. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery from appendicites?

How long is the recovery from appendicites?

Depends on treatment: Your recovery depends on many issues. Was this perforated appendicitis with abscess, or uncomplicated appendicitis treated by laparoscopic appendectomy? Most people feel better within 48-72h after laparoscopic surgery, and are back to usual activities in 7-10 days. ...Read more

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How long is the average wait for a liver transplant?

How long is the average wait for a liver transplant?

Varies: It is difficult to give an "average" wait time, because the wait time is dependent on how sick the person is. At this time, there are not enough livers for the number of people needing them. A score (meld score) is commonly used to determine who is most severely ill, and most in need of an urgent transplant. One person's wait time may be much different than another's, based on how sick he/she is. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery time from a total shoulder replacement?

How long is the recovery time from a total shoulder replacement?

3-6 months: It takes at least 3 months to recover from a shoulder replacement. It is not uncommon for the recovery to take 6 months or more. The shoulder will slowly improve up to 2 years after the surgery. Talk to your surgeon for more details. ...Read more

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How long is recovery from a gallbladder removal?

How long is recovery from a gallbladder removal?

"Days": Following laparoscopic gallbladder surgery, most people go home the same day; narcotic pain medication is typically used for 2-3 days; most people may return to a desk-job in 7-10 days and full activity in 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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How much time is the recovery after kidney stone surgery?

How much time is the recovery after kidney stone surgery?

Here are ...: The recovery time after kidney stone procedures may highly vary depending on the complexity with or without complications of the procedures as well as patient's coping ability. So, it may take 5-7 days or up to 2-3 weeks. Generally speaking, most of the patients cope well with it through proper peri-operative counseling for realistic expectation and judicious use of pain medication. Ask Doc timel ...Read more

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How long is the recovery for a splenectomy?

How long is the recovery for a splenectomy?

Depends: If it is open or laparoscopic surgery. May be 1-3 weeks for most light activities and 4-6 weeks before full normal activities. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery from meniscectomy?

How long is the recovery from meniscectomy?

Knee recovery: Recovery from meniscectomy can be variable; this may depend on your bmi, associated arthritic findings and response to physical therapy. ...Read more

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How long is recovery from a liver biopsy?

How long is recovery from a liver biopsy?

Liver biopsy: You rest for approximately four to five hours after the biopsy and then go home. At home, do not lift more than 15 lb for the next 5 days and no aspirin, advil (ibuprofen) or Motrin like drugs for the same period of time. ...Read more

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How long is a live kidney donation surgery for the donor?

How long is a live kidney donation surgery for the donor?

2.5 to 4 hours: There is some variability, but the surgery can last from 2.5 to 4 hours. The procedure can be done laparoscopically or via a larger incision (open donor nephrectomy). The recovery time for a laparoscopic donation is usually shorter than the open donor nephrectomy. ...Read more

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What is the long-term outlook after a kidney transplantation?

Good: Kidney transplantation is generally accepted as the best choice to replace kidney function.Transplantation from a living related donor generally lasts longer than from a deceased donor.You have to take medications to suppress your immune system from rejecting the kidney. ...Read more

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How long is the typical recovery from a thyroidectomy?

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How long is the typical recovery from a thyroidectomy?

1 week: Light physical activity was recommended after thyroidectomy for 1 week. Pain is usually mild after thyroidectomy! ...Read more

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How long is the recovery time from a kidney transplant?

Kidney + pt matter: All kidneys + all recipients are not equal. The underlying condition of the patient, + the quality of the kidney (does it work right away or is dialysis needed before it starts working?) play key roles in determining the recovery time. In the best circumstance, with a live donor kidney (these almost always work immediately) + a strong patient, return to non-physical work may be possible in 4-6 wks. ...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.

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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How long is the wait for a kidney transplant?

Months to Many Years: No clear answer since it depends on your degree of sensitization to hla antigens, your ABO blood type, and the region of the country you live in. It can range from months to many years. A lucky few % receive a perfectly (hla) matched kidney from anywhere in the country. These are called zero mismatched shared kidneys. The best way to reduce waiting time is try and find a willing living donor. ...Read more

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How long will someone live after getting kidney transplant?

Long time: If you are in good health otherwise, things should go well. If you have serious diseases such as diabetes or hypertension you must take excellent care of yourself daily and keep it controlled. Avoid anymore complications. As always take control of your own good health avoid harmful habits, exercise, and protect your new lease on life. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get a kidney transplant when a family member wants to give you a kidney?

How long does it take to get a kidney transplant when a family member wants to give you a kidney?

It depends: The potential donor has to undergo a thorough donor evaluation. If all the initial tests are entirely normal, the whole process may be done in 1-2 weeks; however, if additional tests are needed, the evaluation can take several months. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get a kidney transplant when a family member wants to give you one?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get a kidney transplant when a family member wants to give you one?

Transplant center: It depends on the transplant center. On an average, it takes about 3 months if all the tests for both donor and the recipient are done expeditiously.However, it can take upto 6 months, if the recipient has to be prepared for the surgery. It is best to call the transplant centers and speak to transplant coordinator who can outline their process in that center, . ...Read more

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How long is a kidney transplant operation?

Usually 3-6 hrs: Factors determining the length include the technical issues, the anesthesia care (going to sleep + waking up), + equipment issues (example is changing a blown out light bulb - surgeons have to be able to see what they are doing!). A kidney txp requires 3 connections - artery, vein + ureter. If the pt is obese, has arterial disease, prior txps, or the kidney has unusual anatomy, it may take longer. ...Read more

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I had a kidney transplant 6 months ago and it itches all the time. What could be causing this?

I had a kidney transplant 6 months ago and it itches all the time. What could be causing this?

Many things: Go over your medication list and your diet with your transplant team. You may also seek the advice of a dermatologist if there is one particular skin area that itches. ...Read more

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Man 50years old done for him kidney transplant since 7years ago for how long the new kidney will be normal funktion .And survival rate for him?

Man 50years old done for him kidney transplant since 7years ago for how long the new kidney will be normal funktion .And survival rate for him?

Many factors: Donor source (cadaveric vs. Living), age of donor, degree of matching, history of kidney rejection and response to treatment, medication compliance, current kidney function, and status of underlying disease that caused initial kidney failure, all figure into allograft and patient survival estimates. The patient's kidney transplant team has all this information can provide a succinct answer. ...Read more

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How long does a kidney transplant surgery take?

How long does a kidney transplant surgery take?

3 - 4 hours: Is not a type of surgery to be rushed. Sometimes problems can be encountered which will prolong surgery, e.G if there are two renal arteries on the donor kidney, or if one or both native kidneys in recipient need to be removed coincident with transplant. ...Read more

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How long would a kidney transplant surgery take?

How long would a kidney transplant surgery take?

2-4 hours in general: Of course there are many factors that determine the length of any surgery - complexity of the anatomy, previous surgeries, size of the patient, risks of bleeding, to name a few. However, for a first time kidney transplant in a normal sized person, the average time is 2-4 hours from start to finish. There will be extra time to go to sleep at the start, prepare the patient, and to wake up after. ...Read more

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For how long does a kidney transplant surgery take?

For how long does a kidney transplant surgery take?

Probably 2-5 hours..: The surgical time of kidney transplant may highly vary depending upon team work, surgeon's experience and skill, anatomical variation of the transplanted kidney, etc. For detail, ask surgeon directly. ...Read more

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On average, how long will a kidney transplant surgery take?

On average, how long will a kidney transplant surgery take?

2-4 hours in general: Of course there are many factors that determine the length of any surgery - complexity of the anatomy, previous surgeries, size of the patient, risks of bleeding, to name a few. However, for a first time kidney transplant in a normal sized person, the average time is 2-4 hours from start to finish. There will be extra time to go to sleep at the start, prepare the patient, and to wake up after. ...Read more

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How much time passes between testing and kidney transplant surgery?

Depends on type: Most transplant centers have adopted a streamlined approach for testing potential kidney recipients and livng donors. This process, including necessary testing and education of both donor and recipient. If deemed to be acceptable candidates, surgery can be scheduled within 3-4 weeks. Of course, the waiting time for a deceased donor is quite different, averaging 3-5 years depnding on location. ...Read more

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How long would someone be on immunosuppression meds after kidney transplant?

For life: A successful transplant can have the dose of drugs reduced over time, perhaps some of them discontinued, but even the best matched organs will need continued immunosupression. Identical twin transplants, which are rare may be an exception. ...Read more

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How much time does it take to die after going off of kidney transplant anti- rejection meds?

Hard to say.: Immunosuppression medications are necessary to prevent the body from attacking the transplanted kidney. If the medications are stopped, the body begins to attack (reject) the organ and the kidney will eventually fail. Once this happens, dialysis will need to be started. Many factors affect the rate at which the body attacks the kidney, making an exact answer to your question difficult. ...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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Kidney transplant:transplanted since 16+years and on triple immuno supression till 15years .Stopped cyclosprine for fear of using for too long.Pls adv?

See your doc: One should never simply stop taking a prescription medication without first discussing the risks and benefits of doing so with your doctor. This is especially true for a transplant patient and immunosuppression. Talk to your nephrologist if you want to change your medication regimen. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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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