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How many years does a kidney transplant last?

How many years does a kidney transplant last?

Depends on source: It depends on the donor source and ages of the donor and recipient. About 90% of all kidney recipients are alive with a functioning graft at 1 year. Approximately 55% of living kidney recipients and 40% of deceased donor kidney recipients are alive with a functioning graft at 10 years. Some kidneys have lasted over 30 years. ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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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Can a kidney transplant reject after 12 years im so scared?

Can a kidney transplant reject after 12 years im so scared?

Yes: Chronic rejection occurs. Biopsy of the transplanted kidney may be necessary to diagnose. Let your care team know of any concerning symptoms now so that adjustments to your management plan can be made as soon as possible ...Read more

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Is it ok to use a total gym 2 years after kidney transplant?

Is it ok to use a total gym 2 years after kidney transplant?

See below: I don't see why not. If you are unsure, ask your doctor to make sure you are healthy enough for regular exercise. ...Read more

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If my kidney transplant was sucessfull can it still reject after 12 years im so scared?

If my kidney transplant was sucessfull can it still reject after 12 years im so scared?

Yes always a concern: After transplantation is always the main concern , as the same disease attacks the kidney besides rejection . you will be happy to know reported cases of 34 years of survival of the graft ( kidney ) . Take good cate of yourself visit your doctor regularly and follow the the advice of your doctor. Better methods and medications are in place , hope for the best. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting a kidney transplant? How many months/years would you normally have to wait for one?

What are the chances of getting a kidney transplant? How many months/years would you normally have to wait for one?

Depends: This depends on your blood type, option for living donation, the region of the country you live in and other medical factors. Your transplant center should be able to tell you the average wait time for organs. Also ask about extended criteria donors. ...Read more

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Man 50 years old done for him kidney transplant since 7years ago does he looks normal person or still has kidney problem risk for his life or healthy?

Regular follow up: Kidney transplant patients can lead normal life. They need regular follow up at transplant center, with a nephrologist and a primary care physician. Also need to take medication regularly. ...Read more

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I had a kidney transplant 14 years ago. I want to start skydiving on the weekends. Any concerns?

All depends: Many renal transplant recipients have active lifestyle and transplant itself is not a contraindication to skydiving. If you are 28 years old and has no cardiac issues, I don't see a problem. However, since you have only one functioning kidney, you need to be careful not to sustain trauma that can cause irreversible damage to the allograft. ...Read more

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Should it be safe to start taking immune supressing drugs for a kidney transplant after ten years?

Comples Question: Hard to answer. Do you mean you had a kidney transplant and took no anti-rejection drugs the first 10 years? Or you have been taking continuous anti-rejection medication for 10 years or more? The answers are different. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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