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Rejection Organ Cause Itching Liver Transplanted
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
Post liver transplant 5 years out. Haveing soreness over spleen area and itching. Lots of petichei over spleen area. No fever nausuea or diareha.
See liver specialist: These are concerning signs and I recommend you be evaluated right away by your pcp or hepatologist. This cna be seen w liver failure and rejection but other conditions are possible and may be related to some of the immuno suppressant meds you are taking.See 1 more doctor answer
Multiple steps: First you get evaluated by a transplant center. Then you can have a living donor transplant or a deceased donor transplant. Living donors can be scheduled but for a deceased donor you must wait your turn for a matching donor. Your old liver is removed and the donor liver, either a full liver from a deceased donor or a partial liver from a living donor is attached to your blood vessels and...See 3 more doctor answers
Replace sick liver: The concept of transplantation of any organ is quite simple - replace the failing organ with a normally functioning organ. In the case of liver transplantation, you simply remove the diseased liver and replace it with a healthy liver from an organ donor. The new liver takes the place of the diseased liver (orthotopic) and starts functioning as soon as blood flow is restored. Sewn into place.See 1 more doctor answer
Varies: Most patients thrive and do well after liver transplant. However, surgical complications, recurrence of the disease in the new liver (depends on reason for transplant), rejection of the liver- which generally can be treated easily by medications, anti rejection medication related side effects and infections etc. Although these complications occur majority of patients have a better quality of life.See 1 more doctor answer
A lot: A liver transplant costs well into multiple of six figures. The biggest cost is associated not with the actual transplant event, but with the requisite immunosuppressive meds afterwards. Yes, medicaid will pay for liver transplant, but not all liver transplant programs accept medicaid these days due to the increasingly poor reimbursement rates that often don't even cover the cost incurred.See 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Average 5 year survival in this decade for liver transplant is 70% but varies according to age, indication for transplant and genetic matching.
The donor gives part: And keeps the rest, enough to live on. The liver that remains regenerates almost to 100% of original size and function.
Very well: After successful liver transplantaion, will have near normal life style, will be active, most of the time will go back to work, and have to take immunosupressive medications for rest of the life, avoiding getting infections.See 1 more doctor answer
7 of 10 live >3 yrs: Many factors help determine how long anyone lives, particularly once they have had a liver transplant. Key is following medical advice, taking the anti-rejection drugs and sharing medical information with the txp team. Current survival rates include 9 out of 10 recipients living 1 yr or more. And 7 out of 10 live 3 yrs or more. Lots of recipients live many yrs.
Generally, very good: The new liver replaces the diseased liver and connected in the same way that the old one was connected. The poor liver function of the old liver is quickly replaced by the normal function of the new liver. In some cases, the reason for removal is cancer of the liver or other reasons. In general, the one year survival rate is about 90% and although survival is not normal, it is pretty good.
Look for a center: Look for the best liver transplant center. Make certain you are not drinking alcohol. If you smoke stop! If you can get listed in multiple regions, do it. Keep your nutrition up with high quality protein and if you can do some exercise do it to keep active. Make sure you have a reliable support system lined up for when you come home.See 1 more doctor answer
Half working 10 yrs: There are many factors that affect the longevity after a liver transplant including the recipient age and health of other organ systems such as the heart and blood vessels, diabetes, other cancers, etc. About half of the livers transplanted are working at 10 years.See 1 more doctor answer
Just one thing: Don't screw it up! It's a complex procedure nd requires all full attention and dedication on the surgeons part.
Yes and no: Cirrhosis means extensive (stage iv) scarring of the liver which is mostly irreversible. Long standing cirrhosis leads to portal hypertension which leads to complications such as ascites, varices & bleeding, big spleen & low platelets, etc. Treatments such as diuretics & shunts can help manage these symptoms & complications, but only liver transplantation can eliminate them for good.See 2 more doctor answers
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
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