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Is it possible to get a pig bladder transplanted into you?

Is it possible to get a pig bladder transplanted into you?

No: At this time, if a bladder needs to removed for any reason, most commonly for bladder cancer, it is reconstructed with the persons own intestine. Using any other material such as animal tissue or plastic type material is not an option due to multiple factors such as infection, scarring, and formation of stones. ...Read more

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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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Is it possible to get a bladder transplant after bladder cancer surgery?

Is it possible to get a bladder transplant after bladder cancer surgery?

Thanks for asking!: Making a new bladder in the lab is under development, but for now there are several options for reconstructing a bladder from your own body. And these can be discussed with your urologist. ...Read more

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Can you get a bladder transplant if you have a bladder disease?

Can you get a bladder transplant if you have a bladder disease?

EXPERIMENTAL: Some centers have grown "bladders" in lab, and have transplanted them into humans, but not aggressively. Neobladders can be constructed from intestinal wall, and that is more frequently done. Seek an opinion from a knowledgable urologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can stage III bladder cancer patients still get a transplant?

Can stage III bladder cancer patients still get a transplant?

No: I don't think so, but i would check with your transplant coordinator. The problem is that giving immunosuppression to someone with an advanced malignancy is dangerous. ...Read more

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Any significant change in their bladder functions with a kidney transplant?

Any significant change in their bladder functions with a kidney transplant?

Usually recovers: Patients that have a normal bladder at the time of kidney transplant should have a resumption of normal bladder function. This will occur even if the patient did not produce urine for several years while on dialysis. However, many recipients have abnormal bladders, which may need rehabilitation either before or after the kidney transplant. ...Read more

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Can you get a pigs heart transplanted into a human?

Can you get a pigs heart transplanted into a human?

Not today: Using animal organs for transplant, xenotransplantation, is a future consideration once the rejection barrier is better understood and controlled. There is ongoing work using porcine organs placed into primates, since they are close to human in tissue structure . An intriguing possibility is genetically engineering donor animals so that they will be less prone to trigger human immune responses. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a bladder infection a couple of weeks after already having one?

Is it possible to get a bladder infection a couple of weeks after already having one?

Yes: Recuurent bladder infections is not an uncommon problem. Patients can get a presistent bladder infection inadequately treated due to resistance to a certain antibiotic or a new bladder infection can also occur after the first infection has be totally cured. If you still have persistant symtoms despite antibiotics see your provider you may benefit from a urine culture to check for resistance. ...Read more

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How is it possible to get bladder cancer, since your bladder always flushes itself clean?

Long term exposure: Your point is well made. Most cancers of the urothelium occur on the "floor" of the bladder where urine contact is most prolonged. The upper urinary tract (renal pelvis and ureters) are less frequently affected despite similar exposures. Toxins in the urine (eg, from cigarette smoke) induce changes over time which can lead to cancer formation. ...Read more

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Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more