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Doctor insights on: Post Kidney Transplant Complications

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Would it be okay for post kidney transplant patients to use piriton?

Would it be okay for post kidney transplant patients to use piriton?

Probably: There is no dosing adjustment for renal insufficiency for this drug, but you should check with your nephrologist to be safe. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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 risks are associated with taking hallucinogenic mushrooms post kidney transplant?

What risks are associated with taking hallucinogenic mushrooms post kidney transplant?

Same risks As withou: Same risks of taking them without a transplant. In addition if there is some sort of fungus or bacteria associated with the product this could increase the risk of infection in an immunosuppressed transplant patient. In any case there is certainly no information about this question based on any kind of scientific study. ...Read more

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Are there additional risks associated with taking lsd post kidney transplant?

Are there additional risks associated with taking lsd post kidney transplant?

You're not kidding?: LSD toxicity can lead to respiratory arrest, coma, emesis, hyperthermia, autonomic instability, and bleeding disorders. In some cases, the patient's altered perceptions can result in behavioral toxicity, in which an individual fails to appreciate dangers in the environment and may be injured (like failing to take anti-rejection drugs). Ref. Http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/1011615-overview ...Read more

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Are there additional risks associated with taking lsd post kidney transplant?

Are there additional risks associated with taking lsd post kidney transplant?

Risks of taking LSD: Having a transplanted kidney and taking lsd causes no increased risk of rejection of the kidney. The real question question is, are you really sure you want to take it? Ask your transplant nephrologist or physician to get her opinion. ...Read more

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How long a post kidney transplant patient prevent from sexual activity?

How long a post kidney transplant patient prevent from sexual activity?

Not long: Not very long! Few weeks may be to few months based on progress with transplant! ...Read more

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I am post kidney transplant patient having low in WBC request your valuable suggestions on foods, fruits. Can I consume white maida?

I am post kidney transplant patient having low in WBC request your valuable suggestions on foods, fruits. Can I consume white maida?

Not recommended: Could be related to your rejection medicine ifyou are still taking them ; if the WBC are less than 3.5, should go to an hematologist to be looked at formally. ...Read more

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Post kidney transplant, how can I avoid CMV infection?

You really can't: Most people have CMV on board already, from kissing adults as kids, or other young people as teens, or from transfused blood. CMV may flare and need to be treated when your immunity wanes on immunosuppression. And kissing your new grandkids (who may already have cmv) is very much worth the risk. Best wishes and good luck on this adventure -- glad you received a transplant. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about post kidney transplant, how avoid CMV infection?

Can you tell me about post kidney transplant, how avoid CMV infection?

CMV prophylaxis: Most people in the community are CMV+ (had exposure in the past) but the virus does not cause problems if your immune system is functioning normally. However, if you are on anti-rejection meds to prevent organ rejection, CMV virus that used to be dormant in the body might get reactivated and make you sick. Most Tx programs will put patients on anti-viral meds for the 1st 3 months to prevent CMV. ...Read more

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Post kidney transplant patient. High uric acid levels (8.9 mg/dl). Advised lebuxostat 40mg daily by doctor...Please advise the diet and restrictrions.

Diets little help: Diet have little influence on the serum uric acid level. The med prescribed should handle the problem. Was the Febuxostat prescribed by the nephrologist? If not, check with him or her first. ...Read more

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What is the drug of choice for post kidney transplant patient for nasal congestion?

Pseudoephedrine: It's always best to limit medications used by a transplant patient. Only take a drug if truly necessary. If symptoms of nasal congestion are not linked to fever, sinus tenderness or thick drainage, the infection may be just a typical viral illness, or a "cold". These nasal congestion symptoms may be improved with the drug Pseudoephedrine - in modest doses. If symptoms persist, see a provider. ...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.

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 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?

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

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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