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Shortest List For Waiting For Kidney Transplant
Anything to know post-radical nephrectomy? Is there anything life threatening? When should one wait on the kidney transplant list?
Depends: If your remaining kidney is normal your likelihood of needing dialysis or a transplant is very low. In fact if you are born with 1 kidney your risk is the same as people born with 2 kidneys. Follow up of kidney transplant donors demonstrates a very small increase in risk. I would recommend a low sodium diet, avoid tobacco, avoid obesity and maintain a normal bp. Have labs checked yearly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are some ...: For the sense of humanity & political correctness, yes but for reality, no. Remember: Nothing is free but always comes with a price. Who is going to pay such a price? That get be paid by someone fulfilling their obligations to stack the resource for someone to take away at asserting their rights. ...Read more
What are the chances of getting a kidney transplant? How many months/years would you normally have to wait for one?
My son needs a kidney transplant and doctors will not put him on the transplant list. What should I do?
Outside referral: As a potential recipient, the patient has the right to be referred to another facility for a second opinion if the original center does not find him/her to be a suitable candidate. However, one should try to ascertain the rationale for this and correct any deficiencies (is your son compliant with his meds, therapy) before going for a 2nd opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Donor or recipient?: Donor will be sore but should be able to have sexual contact after they are released from the hospital (2-5) days for laparoscopic longer for open surgery. Recipient will also be sore and i recommend at least 2 weeks after discharge before having intercourse. Oral and manual stimulation could be performed sooner. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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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