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Is it normal to get a hematoma on your transplanted kidney after being transplanted?

Is it normal to get a hematoma on your transplanted kidney after being transplanted?

No.: A hematoma is a blood clot, that occurs after bleeding in the tissues. It can form in any surgical wound, including a kidney transplant. It can occur after kidney biopsies. A hematoma is not a normal finding. Most are absorbed by the body naturally. However, if quite large, greater than 10-12 inches, they may cause harm and need to be surgically drained. ...Read more

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Dr. L. Collins
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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 complications are most common with kidney transplants?

What complications are most common with kidney transplants?

Multiple : short terms complications are related to surgical or infections. The long term mainly chronic rejection, recurrent disease and malignancy ...Read more

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My child received a transplanted kidney. Will their be complication if they get chickenpox?

My child received a transplanted kidney.  Will their be complication if they get chickenpox?

Infection risk: Almost every transplant of any organ must be treated with medication to prevent the immune system from rejecting the organ. These medications make it harder for the immune system to do its other jobs too. That includes fighting infection. Your child should see a doctor anytime you suspect he/she is sick because of possible complications. ...Read more

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What are some potential complications of kidney transplantation for the recipient?

What are some potential complications of kidney transplantation for the recipient?

Surgical & medical: Early after the txp, technical problems with the connections of the artery or bladder, or fluid accumulation around the kidney can occur. Later, the rejection medications (that must always be taken) can cause infections, diabetes (especially for obese patients) , or in rare cases, cancers. Management of the drugs focuses on the patient's report of side effects and dose adjustments. ...Read more

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How long will a hematoma from a kidney biopsy take to resolve? Two weeks and still in some pain.

How long will a hematoma from a kidney biopsy take to resolve?  Two weeks and still in some pain.

Kidney Biopsy: I've seen this kind of pain last up to 6 weeks but that was in someone who had some really bad bleeding afterwards. I would say the normal amount of time to have some pain is 2 weeks. What is critical is this - is the pain slowly resolving? If so, you are recovering. The actual blood that has been lost will reabsorb over about a 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with kidney hematoma In hospital following a fall. Back and side pain is intense. How do I treat at home?

Diagnosed with kidney hematoma In hospital following a fall.  Back and side pain is intense.  How do I treat at home?

Page Kidney: 53 F Durham NC NOTES she has hemora kidney from injury. Asks how to treat at home. ANS: I am an expert in this which can become Page Kidney and persistent hunBP. Did u have blood in urine? Just treat pain for now and see what happens. Happy to do 2nd Opinion. ...Read more

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When kidney s not working 50%, is it tat v should transplant kidney or change d whole body blood?

When kidney s not working 50%, is it tat v should transplant kidney or change d whole body blood?

Kidneys at 50%: At a functioning level of 50%, one does not need a kidney transplant or to go on dialysis. Go to a nephrologist to find out what your glomerular filtration rate is by having a 24 hour urine collection done. Renal patients do not start dialysis until they lose 90% of their kidney function. If you treat the condition(s) that caused your kidney disease effectively, you may not lose any more function. ...Read more

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Will taking uta capsules hurt a transplanted kidney ?

Will taking uta capsules hurt a transplanted kidney ?

Ask nephrologist: Do not know what medications ur taking to control rejection. Uta contains at least 4 ingredients including methenamine, phenyl salicilate, metheylene blue, Hyoscyamine sulfate. So would be cautious. Uta capsules help some quite well to relieve symptoms of bladder irritation urinary frequency & spasms.But i would prefer you to use a single anticholinergic drug to relieve symptoms.Ok if ok w neph md. ...Read more

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How do I get a kidney transplant?

How do I get a kidney transplant?

Need a Tx Center: You need to be evaluated by the transplant team at an approved transplant center. They will go over the process and describe what is required to be wait listed for a kidney. One early suggestion, avoid any blood transfusions until you are evaluated. If you become sensitized from an elective blood transfusion, you may wait years or never receive a kidney. ...Read more

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Transplant kidney failed can I another?

Transplant kidney failed can I another?

Yes on waiting list: Yes, you have o be evaluated , if no contra indications , full fill the criteria for transplant, and will be paced on waiting list just like last time. So many need it and very few are giving. ...Read more

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Are kids born in need of a kidney transplant?

Can happen: Children can be born without kidneys or kidney function at all. It will be hard for them to survive. Many in fact also have other congenital anomalies including severe brain deformities which limit their survival. Early childhood renal failure is usually first treated with dialysis in order to restore nutrition and growth. Transplant comes later. ...Read more

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Who are best candidates for kidney transplant?

Renal failure alone: Anyone with permanent renal failure that has the mental and physical capacity to adhere to the medical regimen required to keep the kidney functioning. There are some excluding factors such as severe cardiovascular disease, prior cancers or infections, other progressive diseases that are not resolved, or psychological limitations. The best candidates would be those without other diseases. ...Read more

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What is the nerve supply for kidney transplant?

What is the nerve supply for kidney transplant?

Usually divided: There are several neural inputs to the orthotopic kidney (in its natural position) that travel along with the blood vessels. However, these are divided when the kidney is removed for transplant and not re-attached. Usually there is little sensatoin/pain with a transplant kidney. However, overlying tissues such as peritoneum in the recipient can cause pain during certain diseases. ...Read more

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What can I expect at a kidney transplant evaluation?

What can I expect at a kidney transplant evaluation?

See below: Evaluation for kidney transplant is done by the transplant team at most institutions.These may include a transplant coordinator, the surgeon, the nephrologist, social worker.They all will evaluate your condition and educate you about kidney transplant.They may not do it all on the same day. They present their findings to a transplant committee. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the procedure for kidney transplant?

Please help! what is the procedure for kidney transplant?

Inserting new kidney: Healthy kidney obtained from a cadaver or live donor who is as close as possible to being a perfect tissue match to proposed recipient. Kidney is inserted into recipient by joining arteries ; veins of donor kidney to those of recipient ; donor ureter to recipient bladder. See diagram. Recipient then requires medication to try ; prevent recipient's body fro rejecting this new ; foreign organ. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: kidney transplant?

What is the definition or description of: kidney transplant?

Kidney's moving day: 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 one person into another. ...Read more

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How risky is a kidney transplant for the doner and receiver?

How risky is a kidney transplant for the doner and receiver?

Depends: Living donor mortality is less than 1% as for the recipient, depends on their pre existing medical condition, especially cardiac and other disease states, such as diabetes. ...Read more

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What are the shots a kidney transplant person should not get?

What are the shots a kidney transplant person should not get?

Live attenuated vac: Any vaccines that contain live attenuated viruses such as MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) need to be avoided. ...Read more

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For post kidney transplants, what is your duration of prograf use?

In most instances,: a transplant recipient will be on tacrolimus (Prograf) as long as the transplanted organ continues to function. However, if adverse effects of the drug may lead to switching the drug with another class of agent. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to be on 'the list' for a kidney transplantation?

What exactly does it mean to be on 'the list' for a kidney transplantation?

On the UNOS computer: In the US, organs are "allocated" through a computerized system. Only patients actively on the UNOS computer have access to organs. All donors are entered into the computer too. Based on factors that are specific for each organ such as waiting time, ABO blood type, geographic location, Pt size, closeness of matching of HLA type, etc. A "list" is generated for each organ for each donor. ...Read more

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What is the risk associated with a kidney transplant for the doner and reciever?

What is the risk associated with a kidney transplant for the doner and reciever?

Slight for donor: As 4 any moderately severe operation. Life preserving or saving procedure 4 recipient. Life expectancy 4 kidney donor recipient is multiples better than to be dialysed 4 life. Live donor transplants do much better than cadaveric kidneys. Closer the tissue "match", tested before any live donor transpalnt, better the prognosis & lower the risk of rejection by recipient. Recipient risks rejection. ...Read more

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What are the chances of fsgs attacking a new transplant kidney and if so what can be done.

What are the chances of fsgs attacking a new transplant kidney and if so what can be done.

Kidney transplant: What are the chances of fsgs attacking a new transplant kidney and if so what can be done. This will depend on the exact problem and type of FSGS in the recipient. And perhaps the genotype of the donor and recipient. What to do if it occurs? See above. Only your nephrology team can answer this best for you. So discuss with them. ...Read more

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I always think im gonna go ill or get illl it just scares only felt like this since i had my kidney transplant in 2001?

I always think im gonna go ill or get illl it just scares only felt like this since i had my kidney transplant in 2001?

Don't : The point of a transplant is to life life. You had your transplant in 2001 and I am presuming you have not been ill. This is 14 yrs! Risk of infection goes down. Just be sensible in what you do, go about life and enjoy your life. Even if you get an illness most can be dealt with, so enjoy and take your meds. Happy that your kidney is 14 yrs old and am sure you can get many more out of it !! ...Read more

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How long is a kidney transplant operation?

How long is a kidney transplant operation?

Usually 3-6 hrs: Factors determining the length include the technical issues, the anesthesia care (going to sleep + waking up), + equipment issues (example is changing a blown out light bulb - surgeons have to be able to see what they are doing!). A kidney txp requires 3 connections - artery, vein + ureter. If the pt is obese, has arterial disease, prior txps, or the kidney has unusual anatomy, it may take longer. ...Read more

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How can a kidney transplant effect the donor?

How can  a kidney transplant effect the donor?

Unos.org: Please see this link for more detailed information. http://www.unos.org/docs/living_donation.pdf. ...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


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Hematoma (Definition)

A condition in which there has been bleeding between the scalp and the skull, and the blood is trapped under the scalp, forming a blood-filled bulge. Can usually ...Read more