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How old is too old to have a kidney transplanted?

How old is too old to have a kidney transplanted?

No precise age: The question is perhaps best answered when the risks of the procedure outweigh the benefits. This occurs at different ages for different patients. It can be a vexing problem if patients are unrealistic about their rehabilitation potential and their goals. It is not common for a kidney transplant to be done over age 75 but a few are done each year, even for healthy octogenarians. ...Read more

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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 well will the transplanted kidney work with the old one?

How well will the transplanted kidney work with the old one?

Old one not function: Typically when someone is given a kidney transplant it is because both kidneys together are not working adequately. When the transplant is put in it is attached to the blood vessels that the previous organ was using. It does not cause any problems for a non-functioning organ to be left in place. ...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?

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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Friend recently had a double transplant; kidney and liver. How old do you have to be for kidney donation?

Over 18 to donate: If the us, one must be over 18 to donate an organ. A person under 18 may donate one if his/her parents sign the consent document for the donation. ...Read more

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Can man 50 years old done fir him kidney transplantation 7years ago married and get children as normal man?

Can man 50 years old done fir him kidney transplantation 7years ago married and get children  as normal man?

Needs good care: Typically, a man will have normal fertility after kidney transplant. Graft life expectancy depends on proper care and medical compliance (taking all your meds) and varies somewhat by center but may be ~8 to 12 years for a cadaveric donor or ~12 to 20 years for a living donor. Actual life expectancy can of course be longer. When the kidney fails, you will need dialysis or re-transplantation. ...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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Can a 76 year old man get a kidney transplant? Is it safe?

Yes if very active: Transplant teams consider how old a person seems medically, not the # of years of their age. A 76 year old who cannot walk 1 block is probably not in good enough condition to survive and thrive from a transplant for long enough to justify the use of that kidney. But, a 76 year old who is quite active and does not have other major medical problems, may have the best chance for long life with a txp. ...Read more

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Its safe for 80 years old patient to have kidney transplant while in comma?

Not safe at any age: Kidney transplants are only performed for people who are in very stable medical conditions. Dialysis is used to replace kidney function for people in comas or other types of emergent circumstances. If they survive, they are carefully evaluated + educated as transplant candidates. At any age, the patient must be expected to "survive + thrive" the txp long enough to justify the use of the kidney. ...Read more

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Can I do masturbation after my kidney transplant?My transplant got over before 2 months back..And how often can I do.. I m just 22 years old..

Yes: I have not heard any contraindication to that as long as all the wounds are healed to prevent rebleeding and dehiscence and don't do it to vigorously so as to cause open sore as your are on immunosuppression. ...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