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If one kidney fails, must you get a transplant?

If one kidney fails, must you get a transplant?

Kidney: As long as there is one functioning kidney, you do not need a transplant. After all, kidney transplant recipients ultimately only have one functioning kidney. ...Read more

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 does a transplanted kidney get its nerve supply?

How does a transplanted kidney get its nerve supply?

It does not need: The patient's body controls a transplanted kidney through hormones released into the blood. These hormones will affect how much blood the kidney filters and how much urine is produced. Nerve supply is not important in the actual functioning of a kidney. ...Read more

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How do I get a kidney transplant?

How do I get a kidney transplant?

Need a Tx Center: You need to be evaluated by the transplant team at an approved transplant center. They will go over the process and describe what is required to be wait listed for a kidney. One early suggestion, avoid any blood transfusions until you are evaluated. If you become sensitized from an elective blood transfusion, you may wait years or never receive a kidney. ...Read more

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What are the shots a kidney transplant person should not get?

What are the shots a kidney transplant person should not get?

Live attenuated vac: Any vaccines that contain live attenuated viruses such as MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) need to be avoided. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to be on 'the list' for a kidney transplantation?

What exactly does it mean to be on 'the list' for a kidney transplantation?

On the UNOS computer: In the US, organs are "allocated" through a computerized system. Only patients actively on the UNOS computer have access to organs. All donors are entered into the computer too. Based on factors that are specific for each organ such as waiting time, ABO blood type, geographic location, Pt size, closeness of matching of HLA type, etc. A "list" is generated for each organ for each donor. ...Read more

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I always think im gonna go ill or get illl it just scares only felt like this since I had my kidney transplant in 2001?

I always think im gonna go ill or get illl it just scares only felt like this since I had my kidney transplant in 2001?

Don't: The point of a transplant is to life life. You had your transplant in 2001 and I am presuming you have not been ill. This is 14 yrs! Risk of infection goes down. Just be sensible in what you do, go about life and enjoy your life. Even if you get an illness most can be dealt with, so enjoy and take your meds. Happy that your kidney is 14 yrs old and am sure you can get many more out of it!! ...Read more

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Is it suggested I get ABO incompatible kidney transplant?

Is it suggested I get ABO incompatible kidney transplant?

Breaking Rules OK: In some instances, it is permissible to break the ABO rules. A2 blood group donors, express less group a antigens, and may be considered as possible donors to otherwise ABO non-compatible recipients.
The experience of your transplant center with this modality is key. Please discuss further with them. ...Read more

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Kidney transplant failed can I get another?

Kidney transplant failed can I get another?

Yes: More than 90% of renal transplant recipients whose kidney fails years after transplant will get resisted for a re-transplant. However, the waiting time for these patients are no different than people waiting for their first kidney transplant. ...Read more

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Is there anyone who cannot get a kidney transplant?

Unreliable patients: For every kidney txp performed, either a live donor's life was put on the line (for the operation), or another pt on the waiting list will die because the organ was given to this pt. So, it is only fair to perform txps for pts who are expected to survive at least several yrs and will actively care for themselves. Too sick, or out of condition, or uncaring, or unreliable pts must be told no. ...Read more

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What way is the easiest to get a kidney transplant?

What way is the easiest to get a kidney transplant?

Go get evaluated: Assuming you have advance chronic kidney disease, you should ask your physician to refer you to a nearby transplant center where you can be begin your evaulation for a kidney transplant. You will be provided with your treatments options, including obtaining a living vs. Deceased donor kidney. Deceased donor kidneys generally require placement on a list for a minimum of 3-4 years so it would be e. ...Read more

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Looking for kidney transplantation. How do I get on the waitlist?

Looking for kidney transplantation. How do I get on the waitlist?

UNOS: You should seek and make an appt to see a transplant center ASAP. For a young person as your self transplant is the best option. Depending on your state and blood type wait times can vary. Remember you can listed in more than one state and more than one center. You just have to pick a primary center. Do your home work. UNOS is the body that regulates transplant in USA.
http://www. Unos. Org ...Read more

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Please tell me if you can get a kidney transplant after 10 years?

Please tell me if you can get a kidney transplant after 10 years?

Absolutely: Kidney transplants are performed in patients of all ages and after any period of dialysis. ...Read more

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Where can I get and do kidney transplantation? And how much does it cost?

Where can I get and do kidney transplantation? And how much does it cost?

"Free" all over USA: If you need a transplant due to irreversible kidney failure, there are centers all over USA that can evaluate you and do transplants if needed. All results for all centers are on internet - http://www. Srtr. Org/. If you have insurance (Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance and health exchange insurance) will cover costs of donor and recipient almost always near 100%. ...Read more

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How can a foreigner get a non-related kidney transplant done in the us, or canada?

How can a foreigner get a non-related kidney transplant done in the us, or canada?

Unlikely: Many logistical issues make it difficulty. Unless you have a health insurance in the U.S., the cost of transplant surgery will be prohibitively high and most tx programs will not accept you. For deceased donor kidney transplants, one has to wait just like U.S. nationals (ave. 5 yrs) and they need to be able to get to the transplant center in ...Read more

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Can you only get kidney transplant from a family member or anyone who is suitable?

Can you only get kidney transplant from a family member or anyone who is suitable?

Non family donor OK: The living kidney donor does not have to be a family member as long as the blood types are compatible and the recipient does not have antibodies against the donor's proteins. ...Read more

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Can a forgeiner register waiting list about looking for kidney transplant in usa??

Can a forgeiner register waiting list about looking for kidney transplant in usa??

Here are some. ..: For the sense of humanity & political correctness, yes but for reality, no. Remember: Nothing is free but always comes with a price. Who is going to pay such a price? That get be paid by someone fulfilling their obligations to stack the resource for someone to take away at asserting their rights. ...Read more

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What is the process to get a kidney transplant when a family member wants to give you one?

See below: Let the donor know to contact the transplant dept to get worked up starting with blood group. The transplant dept will then also make sure you undergo testing and examination for clearance to get a transplant
the donor also needs clearance by a nephrologist. ...Read more

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I am waiting to get a kidney transplant. When should I tell the person who's interested in me?

I am waiting to get a kidney transplant. When should I tell the person who's interested in me?

Now: Since you are waiting for a kidney transplant, you must have signifcant renal damage. This damage can lead to may medical issues that you will have to face prior to a renal transplant. Thus you should have the full support of the person who is interested in you. So, this individual should be aware of your medical problems so the can plan acordingly as well. ...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?

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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Is it normal to get a hematoma on your transplanted kidney after being transplanted?

Is it normal to get a hematoma on your transplanted kidney after being transplanted?

No.: A hematoma is a blood clot, that occurs after bleeding in the tissues. It can form in any surgical wound, including a kidney transplant. It can occur after kidney biopsies. A hematoma is not a normal finding. Most are absorbed by the body naturally. However, if quite large, greater than 10-12 inches, they may cause harm and need to be surgically drained. ...Read more

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After a kidney transplant I can't get an erection?

After a kidney transplant I can't get an erection?

IMPOTENCY: Often timed the disease that caused end stage renal state effects the flow and erectile function. There are many viable options for treatment ...Read more

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Can I catch a serious disease like aids if I get a kidney transplant?

Yes, but risk is low: All transplanted organs come from human beings and can transmit infectious disease or cancer. To prevent unintentional passage of a new disease with the organ, careful laboratory testing, behavioral screening of donors, and visual assessment of the organ (by the surgeon) are combined. If there is extra risk because of 1 or more factors, the team usually reviews the information pre-txp with you. ...Read more

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My child received a transplanted kidney. Will their be complication if they get chickenpox?

My child received a transplanted kidney. Will their be complication if they get chickenpox?

Infection risk: Almost every transplant of any organ must be treated with medication to prevent the immune system from rejecting the organ. These medications make it harder for the immune system to do its other jobs too. That includes fighting infection. Your child should see a doctor anytime you suspect he/she is sick because of possible complications. ...Read more

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My son needs a kidney transplant and doctors will not put him on the transplant list. What should I do?

Outside referral: As a potential recipient, the patient has the right to be referred to another facility for a second opinion if the original center does not find him/her to be a suitable candidate. However, one should try to ascertain the rationale for this and correct any deficiencies (is your son compliant with his meds, therapy) before going for a 2nd opinion. ...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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Had a kidney transplant 6 months ago. Can I go work in a malaria area and what happens if I get malaria? There is medical facilities

Probably not: I would not recommend it as you are most likely on immunosuppression, such as cyclosporine. In addition, since it was only 6 months ago, I would wait. If it was 2-3 years, probably okay. But discuss with your transplant physician. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can I get a tattoo after kidney transplant?

Yes-at a parlor: As long as the tattoo is done at a reputable tattoo parlor with sterile equipment, you should be ok. I advise patients to wait until their steroids are stopped or reduced to a low level as this may affect the cosmetic outcome. It's always a good idea to discuss this with your doctor before proceeding. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a tattoo if I had kidney transplant?

Is it safe to get a tattoo if I had kidney transplant?

Risky: If you had a transplant you are likely on meds to lower your immune system so that the kidney does not get attacked.
If you are on any immune suppressants or steroids then why risk infection by getting a tattoo. ...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

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


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Transplantation (Definition)

Transplantation is the process of transplanting organs from a donor to a recipient and includes surgery ...Read more