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Doctor insights on: Medullary Sponge Kidney Transplant

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How do you treat medullary sponge kidney?

How do you treat medullary sponge kidney?

Kidney: You must have your doctor refer you to a Nephrologist and do so soon! ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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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What is recommended to eat if you have medullary sponge kidney disease?

What is recommended to eat if you have medullary sponge kidney disease?

See below: Medullary sponge kidney is a risk factor for kidney stone formation.There may be certain chemical abnormalities in the urine which allow formation of kidney stones.Your doctor can run certain tests on the basis of which suggest changes in fluid intake, diet and maybe some medications to prevent stones from forming. ...Read more

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What are follow up tests &/or treatments after medullary sponge kidney diagnosis?

What are follow up tests &/or treatments after medullary sponge kidney diagnosis?

Good fluid intake: Medullary sponge kidneys are generally benign, although there is an increased risk of kidney stones. You should maintain a good water intake of at least 2 quarts per day. Also worthwhile trying to keep your urine slightly acidic with a ph<7.0. This can be achieved by judicious intake of potassium citrate, best monitored initially by a physician. Also periodic kidney ultrasounds to r/o stones. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the main symptoms of medullary sponge kidney?

Can you tell me the main symptoms of medullary sponge kidney?

None: Most folks with medullary sponge kidney have no symptoms. However, they are susceptible to kidney stones which can cause lots of problems esp. Pain. ...Read more

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I have medullary sponge kidney and previous kidney stones/infection/surgery on left side. Currently I have at least two 8 mm stones, is it safe ignore?

I have medullary sponge kidney and previous kidney stones/infection/surgery on left side. Currently I have at least two 8 mm stones, is it safe ignore?

See answer: Medullary sponge kidney is a common risk factor for kidney stones. That said, there is often an underlying metabolic problem contributing to stone formation and a 24-hour urine collection loking for such abnormalities is definitely recommended. Prevention is one goal, and eliminating any existing stone burden (especially >3-4mm) should be the other goal. Would recommend eswl for stone(s). ...Read more

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I am 62 yr old woman who has medullary sponge kidney. Visited er. Found kidney stones on both sides. Please advise on diet, supplements, & treatments.

I am 62 yr old woman who has medullary sponge kidney. Visited er. Found kidney stones on both sides. Please advise on diet, supplements, & treatments.

Difficult: Your physician will advise you on specifics depending on what kind of stone has formed. It is near-certain that you'll be advised strongly to drink as much water as is feasible. Hopefully this will prevent you from having to limit the vitamin d that is benefiting your skeleton. This is a fairly common kidney problem; you didn't cause it and probably you can learn to manage it. ...Read more

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Can sponge kidney kill u?

Can sponge kidney  kill u?

Not usually: Medullary sponge kidney is associated with hematuria, stones and calcinosis. Sometimes accompanied by metabolic acidosis. There is no specific treatment and is frequently not associated with loss of renal function. It can be found with chronic kidney disease. It is not considered a fatal condition. ...Read more

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I have sponge kidney and I have a fever and my baxk & stomach are killing me its hard to breathe what should I do?

I have sponge kidney and I have a fever and my baxk & stomach are killing  me its hard to breathe what should I do?

UTI, pyelonephritis : It's highly possible that you have UTI. You need to have a urine test and culture first and start antibiotics right after. See your doc or go to ER. Drink liquid like cranberry juice meanwhile. ...Read more

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What causes sponge kidney?

What causes sponge kidney?

MSK: Medullary Sponge Kidney (MSK) is a congenital disorder caused by malformation of collecting ducts into both small and large cysts. However, the actual cause of the disease remains unknown. ...Read more

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What method is a kidney transplant done?

What method is a kidney transplant done?

Kidney removed from: Donor, either living related or cadaver. This kidney is perfused with ice cold saline ; implanted into recipient. Transplanted kidney is most commonly placed in low right abdomen with blood vessels anastomosed to recipient's iliac artery ; vein. Donor ureter then implanted into recipient's bladder. ...Read more

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Will it hurt to give a kidney transplant?

Will it hurt to give a kidney transplant?

Kidney donation: To give your kidney you will undergo major surgery and pain will be involved. You need to be a very healthy person to donate your kidney to someone. ...Read more

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Can i receive my kidney transplant early?

Well if they have : One to give you. Ask your transplant surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long is the wait for a kidney transplant?

How long is the wait for a kidney transplant?

Months to Many Years: No clear answer since it depends on your degree of sensitization to hla antigens, your ABO blood type, and the region of the country you live in. It can range from months to many years. A lucky few % receive a perfectly (hla) matched kidney from anywhere in the country. These are called zero mismatched shared kidneys. The best way to reduce waiting time is try and find a willing living donor. ...Read more

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To what extent does a kidney transplant cost?

A lot: Hopefully covered by insurance. However is cheaper in long run than permanent dialysis. There is cost of initial tissue typing ; same for proposed donors. Cost of donor kidney harvesting, whether live or cadaveric. Then cost of transplant surgery ; post-operative hospital care. ; medications (about $100k). Cheaper 2b done in turkey (about $20, 000) india or thailand where they cater to foreigners. ...Read more

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How likely is it that my kidney transplant will work?

Excellent: Especially if you receive living related donor kidney with an excellent tissue match. Prognosis is still good with well matched cadaveric kidney. Good luck. ...Read more

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What I have to do to prolong a healthy kidney transplant?

What I have to do to prolong a healthy kidney transplant?

Kidney transplant: To prolong a kidney transplant, you need to take your immunosupressive agentss consistently and to need to be followed regularly by your team of transplant physicians. They can detect the problem of rejection early on and take steps to prevent it from destroying your transplanted kidney. ...Read more

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Is a kidney transplant necessary to save the other kidney?

Is a kidney transplant necessary to save the other kidney?

Purpose of Renal Tx: When a person has renal failure, it is not just one kidney but both kidneys that have inadequate function. Therefore, a new kidney is needed to assume enough kidney function so that excess electrolytes (potassium, phosphorus) and fluids can be excreted. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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