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I Got Genital Herpes From A Kidney Transplant
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
Unrelated: The kidney failure is unrelated and needs assessment. If your kidney function is more than 60% not you likely are ok. If less, given your age, it needs evaluation. The genital herpes is unrelated, but treatment doses will need to be adjusted for degree of kidney function to avoid kidney injury from the meds. ...Read more
A guy I know had a kidney transplant when he was younger & we talked about dating but then he told me he got warts & herpes as a side affect frm meds?
He needs a physician: Acyclovir can cause renal damage. As your boyfriend already has kidney disease, the dose of Acyclovir needs to be based on his renal function. Most importantly; does he really need it? Under any circumstances, this kind of problem can't be addressed here any further. ...Read more
Enlarged lymph nodes in groin and sore lower back every so often. Is this genital herpes symptoms?
Probably not herpes: Recrurrent genital herpes doesn't cause enlarged lymph nodes. This happens from herpes only once, during the intitial infection, and in that case there would be painful blisters or sores. And herpes doesn't cause lower back pain. You'll need to look elsewhere for the cause of these symptoms. Good luck! ...Read more
I have genital herpes and I’m on my period. Lymph nodes in my groin area are swollen and sore and I have a rash on my lower back. Is this from herpes?
What could be the cause of enlarged lymph nodes before and during the time of my period? Recurring with sore lower back. Genital herpes?
Probably not herpes: Herpes rarely if ever causes lymph node inflammation without an obvious outbreak of genital area blisters, sores, etc. Even then, lymph node involvement is rare in recurrent herpes, only during the first infection. Finally, genital herpes doesn't cause back pain, and rarely recurs as often once a month -- usually no more often than every 2-3 months. Discuss w/ your doctor if the problem continues. ...Read more
Thank you for your time from Cen. Florida. My wife is a type 1 Diabetic on dialysis w/ genital herpes. Can she get a kidney and pancreas transplant?
I was diagnosed with mono. A few months after, I was diagnosed with genital herpes. My boyfriend’s test came back clean. Is it possible that the herpes virus came from the mono virus?
No, but...: Being "diagnosed" with a disease usually means there is a high likelihood of having that disease, but sometimes initial diagnoses are reversed when further testing shows that an alternative diagnosis is more correct. If each person gets the Herpes Type-Specific blood test and the EBV Antibodies Panel blood test done, then there can be more clarity about which virus a person has (HSV1, HSV2, EBV). ...Read more
I have had a kidney transplant 3 years ago and I suffer with osteoarthritis and I would like to take s -adenosylmethionine as I can't take Nsaids will?
Ask nephrologist: S-AME is not generally toxic to the kidneys, but you don't give any other medications or information about the nature of your kidney disease. There is a rare condition called Lesch-Nyan syndrome that can be worsened by s-AME. Your kidney physician and your pharmacist should be your primary source of information, and I recommend against depending solely on online sources. ...Read more
When a finger (s) with mid scab wound is exposed to genital herpes and the wound heals before GH can manifest does finger artist become 1of 90%?
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
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
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
Over 90, 000: Currently in the United States about 93, 000 candidates are waiting for a kidney transplant. There are about 17, 000 performed annually. ...Read more
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
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
Check: With the unos web site to get the exact figures, as they vary from month to month. ...Read more
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
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
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
Senior transplant: Depends not so much on chronologic age, but rather physiologic age and overall performance status/co-morbidities. ...Read more
Yes: There are a number of successful pregnancies after kidney transplant in the us every year. It is regarded as a high risk pregnancy, and require care coordination of you transplant team and the obstetricians. ...Read more
Surgery after xplant: This issue must be discussed in depth with your surgeon. The risks and benefits of undergoing elective procedures must be considered ...Read more
2 small kidneys: Transplantation of very small kidneys is challenging because of the small blood vessels in which the blood flow may become blocked (from blood clots) and because they may not have enough function to support a large adult. If the recipient is carefully selected and understands these risks, it may be highly appropriate to use both kidneys together (en bloc), which optimizes both of these factors. ...Read more
Not yet.: Unfortunately, it's not possible right now. Although tissue engineering techniques have advanced significantly in the past few years, a non-immunogenic, tissue-engineered kidney is still a long ways off. A dialysis machine can be thought of as a type of artificial kidney, and we know that it functions inadequately when compared to the real organ: either the native organ or a transplanted one. ...Read more
Many Available: Each transplant center should have a specialized social worker or psychologist that works with transplant patients and families. You should first ask them who would be best to respond to family related questions or counseling needs. If for some reason there are no local support staff, you should contact an alternative transplant center. ...Read more
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
Often: Every time a person with active herpetic genital lesions has sex with someone who has not previously encountered this organism it can be spread. There is also evidence that persons without active lesions who shed the virus in the vaginal secretions can also spread the virus. The virus, once you get it, is with you for life and can be spread every time you have sex with a new partner. ...Read more
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
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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