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Can rejection of an organ cause severe itching, my husband had his liver transplanted?

Can rejection of an organ cause severe itching, my husband had his liver transplanted?

Yes: Rejection itself does not cause itching. If the bilirubin is up during an episode of rejection it can irritate the skin and cause itching. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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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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Post liver transplant 5 years out. Haveing soreness over spleen area and itching. Lots of petichei over spleen area . No fever nausuea or diareha.

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. ...Read more

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How does liver transplantation work?

How does  liver transplantation work?

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... ...Read more

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How can a liver transplantation work?

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. ...Read more

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What complications are there with liver transplantation?

What complications are there with liver transplantation?

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. ...Read more

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How much is liver transplantation? Will medicaid pay?

How much is liver transplantation? Will medicaid pay?

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. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate after liver transplantation?

What is the survival rate after liver transplantation?

70-80%: The graft and patient survival rates are 70-80% at 3 years. I would look at the outcomes for the center you're working with for the most current statistics. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy after a liver transplantation?

What is the life expectancy after a liver transplantation?

Depends: Average 5 year survival in this decade for liver transplant is 70% but varies according to age, indication for transplant and genetic matching. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Liver (Definition)

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


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more