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Which symptoms are most common for people who have just gone through kidney transplant?

Which symptoms are most common for people who have just gone through kidney transplant?

Elation/ happiness: The only unit in a hospital with happier people is the maternity ward. All kidding aside, increased urination and some post-operative pain is what you'll see. Complications include acute rejection, electrolyte disturbance, infections. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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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How long can I go without my Rapamune, cellcept, and prednisone before I would expect to experience symptoms of kidney transplant rejection?

How long can I go without my Rapamune, cellcept, and prednisone before I would expect to experience symptoms of kidney transplant rejection?

Do not try: You should not change any of your medication, without talking to the doctor who prescribed these.By going off the medication you risk irreversible damage to you kidney. ...Read more

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How do I get a kidney transplant?

How do I get a kidney transplant?

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 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 method is a kidney transplant done?

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

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Will it hurt to give a kidney transplant?

Will it hurt to give a kidney transplant?

Kidney donation: To give your kidney you will undergo major surgery and pain will be involved. You need to be a very healthy person to donate your kidney to someone. ...Read more

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Can i receive my kidney transplant early?

Well if they have : One to give you. Ask your transplant surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

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Kidney transplant failed can I get another?

Kidney transplant failed can I get another?

Yes: More than 90% of renal transplant recipients whose kidney fails years after transplant will get resisted for a re-transplant. However, the waiting time for these patients are no different than people waiting for their first kidney transplant. ...Read more

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How many years does a kidney transplant last?

How many years does a kidney transplant last?

Depends on source: It depends on the donor source and ages of the donor and recipient. About 90% of all kidney recipients are alive with a functioning graft at 1 year. Approximately 55% of living kidney recipients and 40% of deceased donor kidney recipients are alive with a functioning graft at 10 years. Some kidneys have lasted over 30 years. ...Read more

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How long is the wait for a kidney transplant?

How long is the wait for a kidney transplant?

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 more

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Are kids born in need of a kidney transplant?

Are kids born in need of a kidney transplant?

Can happen: Children can be born without kidneys or kidney function at all. It will be hard for them to survive. Many in fact also have other congenital anomalies including severe brain deformities which limit their survival. Early childhood renal failure is usually first treated with dialysis in order to restore nutrition and growth. Transplant comes later. ...Read more

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To what extent does a kidney transplant cost?

A lot: Hopefully covered by insurance. However is cheaper in long run than permanent dialysis. There is cost of initial tissue typing ; same for proposed donors. Cost of donor kidney harvesting, whether live or cadaveric. Then cost of transplant surgery ; post-operative hospital care. ; medications (about $100k). Cheaper 2b done in turkey (about $20, 000) india or thailand where they cater to foreigners. ...Read more

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Food that i can't eat after kidney transplant?

Grapefruit: You can eat almost anything after a solid organ transplant except grapefruit or grapefruit juice as they can alter absorption and metabolism of the primary immunosuppression medications. ...Read more

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Who are best candidates for kidney transplant?

Renal failure alone: Anyone with permanent renal failure that has the mental and physical capacity to adhere to the medical regimen required to keep the kidney functioning. There are some excluding factors such as severe cardiovascular disease, prior cancers or infections, other progressive diseases that are not resolved, or psychological limitations. The best candidates would be those without other diseases. ...Read more

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What is the nerve supply for kidney transplant?

What is the nerve supply for kidney transplant?

Usually divided: There are several neural inputs to the orthotopic kidney (in its natural position) that travel along with the blood vessels. However, these are divided when the kidney is removed for transplant and not re-attached. Usually there is little sensatoin/pain with a transplant kidney. However, overlying tissues such as peritoneum in the recipient can cause pain during certain diseases. ...Read more

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Is there anyone who cannot get a kidney transplant?

Unreliable patients: For every kidney txp performed, either a live donor's life was put on the line (for the operation), or another pt on the waiting list will die because the organ was given to this pt. So, it is only fair to perform txps for pts who are expected to survive at least several yrs and will actively care for themselves. Too sick, or out of condition, or uncaring, or unreliable pts must be told no. ...Read more

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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 can I expect at a kidney transplant evaluation?

See below: Evaluation for kidney transplant is done by the transplant team at most institutions.These may include a transplant coordinator, the surgeon, the nephrologist, social worker.They all will evaluate your condition and educate you about kidney transplant.They may not do it all on the same day. They present their findings to a transplant committee. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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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


Kidney (Definition)

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