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What can I expect with kidney and pancreas transplant?

What can I expect with kidney and pancreas transplant?

Feeling healthy : When a kidney + pancreas transplant is successful (roughly 4 our 5 cases) the diabetic patient becomes free from needing Insulin or having to check blood sugar. If dialysis was needed pre-txp, that also becomes unnecessary. Overall, the person feels rejuvenated and healthy again. But risks must be considered too. They include surgical complications, rejection, and the need for immunosuppression. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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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 does a low WBC count mean for a kidney and pancreas transplant patient?

What does a low WBC count mean for a kidney and pancreas transplant patient?

Low WBC: Low WBC after transplantation is very common as a consequence of the various immunosuppressive agents (particularly Mycophenolate Mofetil and azathioprine) and antiviral medicines (such as gancyclovir and acyclovir) which are myelosuppressive. Low wbc, particularly low neutrophil count, can be very dangerous, so consult with your transplant specialist. ...Read more

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How long could disability last for a kidney/pancreas transplant patient?

How long could disability last for a kidney/pancreas transplant patient?

Catch 22 answer: With successful transplantation and a robust recipient, there should not be any left over disability. The patient should be capable of working within approximately 2-3 months. But many diabetics who need these transplants have serious visual and foot problems that cause permanent disabilities. When possible, the point of transplant is full return to all of life. The judgement is made individually. ...Read more

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If you get a pancreas transplant, is it true that you must also have a kidney transplant?

If you get a pancreas transplant, is it true that you must also have a kidney transplant?

Panc tx alone: The majority of recipients get a kidney either simultaneously or before a pancreas transplant, but there is a group that get just a pancreas. Usually for very brittle, potentially life threatening dm1, almost always with hypoglycemia unawareness and frequent emt or er visits. Also well described following total pancreatecomy for non-malignant disease. ...Read more

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Are there any doctors that have information on light exercises that I can perform after four months of having a kidney/pancreas transplant ?

Are there any doctors that have information on light exercises that I can perform after four months of having a kidney/pancreas transplant ?

Just Start Slowly: By 4 months, you should be able to do just about anything you want but start slowly. Light weight training and aerobic exercise will make you feel better and help you transition back to a more normal lifestyle. ...Read more

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What is the reason why pancreatic enzymes are high after a kidney-pancreas transplant?

Need to see trasplan: Surgeon , immediately after procedure elevation could be normal , elevation in long standing case could be sign of rejection , or need dose adjestcment must call ; see transplantation team. ...Read more

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I was wondering is garcinia cambogia safe with a kidney & pancreas transplant?

Ask First: Not sure if anyone knows the definitive answer for this relatively new supplement. I would recommend you ask your transplant doctors before starting any new medications or supplements. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is garcinia cambogia safe with a kidney & pancreas transplant?

Ask transplant team : Most transplant services follow their patients. You should call the clinic or hospital where you had your surgery to discuss with them. ...Read more

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My sister had kidney pancreas transplant 2 years ago and she is in good health now. Can she become pregnant? She would love to? Thanks for answers

My sister had kidney pancreas transplant 2 years ago and she is in good health now. Can she become pregnant? She would love to? Thanks for answers

Yes but.: If she is on rejection medication there could be a problem. I would suggest she talk to both her family dr. And her obstetrician. I do not know if the rejection medication can affect the baby, but it is obviously crucially important that you find out ahead of time. ...Read more

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Can a diabetic request a pancreas transplant?

Pancreas transplant: There are two common indications for a pancreas transplant: 1. A commitment to lifelong immunosuppresion for another organ transplant in a type 1 diabetic (usually a kidney for diabetic nephrology, but liver and lung have been done as well) or 2. Very poorly controlled type 1 diabetes despite optimized medical care. This usually requires documented episodes of hypoglycemia unawareness. ...Read more

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Dr. Jonathan Fridell
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Pancreas Transplantation (Definition)

Type 1 diabetics do not make insulin, but if they get a transplant, the new pancreas would make Insulin and the sugars would be normal. It is like having a biologic Insulin pump that works perfectly. It is not a cure, but it is currently the most effective treatment available. The downside: it involves a big operation, lifelong immunosuppresion and is only ...Read more


Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Pancreas (Definition)

Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more