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Doctor insights on: Pregnancy And Kidney Transplant

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Is it fe to have a kidney transplant during pregnancy?

Is it fe to have a kidney transplant during pregnancy?

NO: Not possible for multiple reasons: it s a major operation and anesthesia could lead to termination of pregnancy. The drugs needed to prevent rejection are given at high levels early in the transplant. These high levels would be dangerous during pregnancy. It is possible, however, to become pregnant once you have a kidney transplant that is well-established. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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 had kidney transplant operation on march 2010. Now im trying for pregnancy for past 6 months. How long it ll take time to concive.?

Transplant meds on?: As you will be on medications to prevent the organ rejection , and these medications are related to cancer treatment group of medications before you plan for pregnancy you have to consult both your transplant doctor as well as the obstetrician. The baby is at risk for congenital abnormalities when you are on medications like mycophenolate, tacrolimus given in kidney transplant commonly. ...Read more

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Will having a kidney transplant cause a false negative on a home pregnancy test?

Not really: A functioning kidney transplant will not cause a false negative pregnancy test. However, women in renal failure may have elevated HCG levels, and dialysis does not fully clear them from the blood. In addition, renal failure elevationsof fsh and lh can also cross react with hcg. ...Read more

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Kidney transplant and pregnancy control. I've recently had a kt and i would like to know which kind of contraceptive pills I should take?

Kidney transplant and pregnancy control. I've recently had a kt and i would like to know which kind of contraceptive pills I should take?

See your kidney doc: A patient with a kidney transplant is not the average patient that takes contraceptive pills(oc). In general, all women who use ocs are at greater risk for blood clots and slightly increase your risk of strokes, blood clots, high blood pressure, heart attacks, gallbladder disease, vision problems, and liver tumors. Your nephrologist knows why you had the 'kt' and the meds you take. Talk to him. ...Read more

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What is involved in a kidney transplant?

What is involved in a kidney transplant?

Major Commitment: A kidney transplant is a major surgical procedure which is followed by close attention from your doctors, nurses, and of course yourself. For those with renal failure it is the best way to approach pre-illness levels of activity and well being. It requires daily medications and close clinical monitoring. ...Read more

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What way is the easiest to get a kidney transplant?

What way is the easiest to get a kidney transplant?

Go get evaluated: Assuming you have advance chronic kidney disease, you should ask your physician to refer you to a nearby transplant center where you can be begin your evaulation for a kidney transplant. You will be provided with your treatments options, including obtaining a living vs. Deceased donor kidney. Deceased donor kidneys generally require placement on a list for a minimum of 3-4 years so it would be e. ...Read more

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What are the chances a kidney transplant goes wrong?

What are the chances a kidney transplant goes wrong?

Low: The chances are low but it can happen. The most common cause of death after kidney transplant is heart attack. Other things that could go wrong are bleeding, blood clots, wound problems, circulation problems and sometimes the kidney just doesn't work. These things, while rare, can happen and you should have. Serious discussion with your surgeon before any operation. ...Read more

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What is a kidney transplant like and why is it necessary?

What is a kidney transplant like and why is it necessary?

For kidney failure: A kidney transplant is needed if an individual no longer has sufficient kidney function to produce urine and remove waste products. There is a long list of kidney diseases that can result in kidney failure. Some occur in children who are born with damaged kidneys and others develop kidney failure later in life. After a kidney transplant, normal kidney function is restored. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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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


Dr. Andrew Berry
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more