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My feet are swelling a got protenuria can I take herbal duretic for the swelling and i had a kidney transplant las year 2012?

My feet are swelling a got protenuria can I take herbal duretic for the swelling and i had a kidney transplant las year 2012?

See the doctor: Don't treat yourself with an herbal diuretic. Not that there's anything wrong with herbal medicines. If you need a diuretic your kidney doctor will advise you so when you check in with them, soon please. You want to protect your transplant and have the foot swelling dealt with in a safe, effective way. Thanks for asking. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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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'm post kidney transplant for 9 months and my gum swelling and bleeding although i clean my teeth well! please advice me! warmest regards.

I'm post kidney transplant for 9 months and my gum swelling and bleeding although i clean my teeth well! please advice me!  warmest regards.

Transplant gingiva: The specific etiology of your particular problem is compounded by your need to take several medications which can adversely effect your mucogingival health. I would suggest an immediate appointment with your dentist, and discuss with them the possible treatment protocols for your problem. This is not a unique disfunction, and is relatively common, but treatment is definitely indicated. ...Read more

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What are some diseases that cause you to need a kidney transplant?

What are some diseases that cause you to need a kidney transplant?

Renal failure: Any disease that lead to kidney failure which means the glomerular filtration rate drops under 60 and high blood urea nitrogen and creatinine. Patient may start dialysis first and then be a candidate for transplant. In adults diabetics are the main patients with renal failure. Long term hypertension cause serious damage to the kidney too. There are acquired and inherited kidney disease too. ...Read more

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Can having nephrocalcinosis eventually cause you to have a kidney transplant

Can having nephrocalcinosis eventually cause you to have a kidney transplant

Yes: If your kidney stones back up your kidneys enough or cause recurrent infections, you could end up losing enough function to require going on dialysis or receiving a transplant. ...Read more

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What causes depression in kidney transplant recipients ?

What causes depression in kidney transplant recipients ?

May be: From fear from the fact of possible body rejection to the kidney as well as from the meds taken to reduce immune system reactions.. ...Read more

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Possible causes for sudden , volcano like intermittent bleeding at the surgical drain site in weeks after kidney transplant ?

Possible causes for sudden , volcano like intermittent bleeding at the surgical drain site in weeks after kidney transplant ?

Old fluid collection: Drains placed in the or are usually placed through safe pathways from inside to the outside of the abdomen - rarely this may not be so. The drain was probably left in a space that was expected to collect fluid or blood and the plastic itself may have become blocked. It is possible that an internal collection of old blood +/or fluid decompresses intermittently through the pathway, see your doctor. ...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?

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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Dr. James Dukelow
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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