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Doctor insights on: I Got Genital Herpes From A Kidney Transplant

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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I recently found out I have genital herpes but i also have kidney failure. What can I expect?

I recently found out I have genital herpes but i also have kidney failure. What can I expect?

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

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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?

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?

Organ Transplants: Because immunosuppressive therapy inhibits the immune system, many patients develop infections while undergoing treatment for organ transplants. These conditions are usually treatable with medications and include fungal, viral, bacterial infections, and skin cancer. ...Read more

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Can a kidney transplant patient have sex with someone with herpes?

Can a kidney transplant patient have sex with someone with herpes?

Use a condom: If you do not have the herpes virus already i would be very cautious. I would definately abstain during acute outbreaks and wear a condom at other times. Remember any hing that can make a person sick will make a transplant patient more sick. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has IgA kidney disease, can he take acyclovir for genital herpes? If so what mg?

My boyfriend has IgA kidney disease, can he take acyclovir for genital herpes? If so what mg?

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

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Enlarged lymph nodes in groin and sore lower back every so often. Is this genital herpes symptoms?

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

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What could be the cause of enlarged lymph nodes before and during the time of my period? Recurring with sore lower back. Genital 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

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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?

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?

TRANSPLANT CRITERIA: TRANSPLANT CRITERIA HSV2 is not a contraindication to transplant . If she gets it she will likely need long term prophylactic therapy with famvir or valtrex (valacyclovir). You also should be screened to check your HSV2&1 status ...Read more

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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?

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

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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%?

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%?

Not usually: Genital Herpes has a predilection for the genitals and does not manifest itself on a finger. So unless you touched the finger to your genitals or mouth, it should not effect your finger. ...Read more

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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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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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Food that i can't eat after kidney transplant?

Food that i can't eat after kidney transplant?

Grapefruit: You can eat almost anything after a solid organ transplant except grapefruit or grapefruit juice as they can alter absorption and metabolism of the primary immunosuppression medications. ...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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How many people are waiting for a kidney transplant?

How many people are waiting for a kidney transplant?

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

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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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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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How many people are waiting for a kidney transplant in washington, dc?

How many people are waiting for a kidney transplant in washington, dc?

Check: With the unos web site to get the exact figures, as they vary from month to month. ...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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Is it okay for a person who has had a kidney transplant in the last 4-5years to own a pet dog?

Yes: Dogs are fine to own. Try to avoid direct contact with the stool and if they get sick don't let them lick you. It is safe to have a dog though. ...Read more

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