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How long does it take to get a kidney transplant when a family member wants to give you a kidney?

How long does it take to get a kidney transplant when a family member wants to give you a kidney?

It depends: The potential donor has to undergo a thorough donor evaluation. If all the initial tests are entirely normal, the whole process may be done in 1-2 weeks; however, if additional tests are needed, the evaluation can take several months. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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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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Can someone with kidney transplant take plexus slim?

Can someone with kidney transplant take plexus slim?

Be cautious: It's ingredients are chlorogenic (green coffee bean extract), garcinia cambogia fruit extract, Alpha lipoic acid. While none may have a direct toxic effect on the kidneys but they might interact with the immunosuppressive medication and change their desire blood level and consequently their effect. Provide supplements's detail to your kidney specialist. ...Read more

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How long do I need to take immunosuppression after a kidney transplant operation?

How long do I need to take immunosuppression after a kidney transplant operation?

While Kidney Works: The transplanted kidney is made of genetically different "stuff" than you. This will never change. Your immune system won't get used to the kidney - although this is a dream we may some day accomplish with newer medications/treatments. With the tools/drugs currently available you must plan/accept the need to continuously take immunosuppression unless the kidney fails - which we hope won't happen. ...Read more

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Is it required to take prednisone after a kidney transplant?

Is it required to take prednisone after a kidney transplant?

YES it is one of the: Yes it is one of the med along with others. ...Read more

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I've had kidney transplant can I take 1ml of test a fortnight?

I've had kidney transplant can I take 1ml of test a fortnight?

You have me stumped: I have no idea what test is. However, as with all transplant patients I would defer to your nephrologist for advice. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get a kidney transplant when a family member wants to give you one?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get a kidney transplant when a family member wants to give you one?

Transplant center: It depends on the transplant center. On an average, it takes about 3 months if all the tests for both donor and the recipient are done expeditiously. However, it can take upto 6 months, if the recipient has to be prepared for the surgery. It is best to call the transplant centers and speak to transplant coordinator who can outline their process in that center, . ...Read more

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Can he take alcohol moderately after 2 yrs of kidney transplant?

Can he take alcohol moderately after 2 yrs of kidney transplant?

Kidney transplant: You have to define moderation in your question. Alcohol affects the liver, medications you take for your transplant are metabolized by the liver and excessive alcohol can damage your liver. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to take melatonin if I have a kidney transplant?

Is it possible for me to take melatonin if I have a kidney transplant?

Yes: There is no reported problem with melatonin use and kidney transplant. However, moderation is the key. Never use high dose of such medications to avoid being the test case! ...Read more

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Will I have to take medications the rest of my life after my kidney transplant?

Yes: Since the donated kidney is a "foreign" tissue, your body will reject the organ unless you suppress your immunity to some degree. These medications called immunosuppressants are generally required for lifetime but amount may decrease over the years. Your doctor monitors and determines the type and dose. ...Read more

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What if I forgot to take my moring dosage but took it right away after 8 hrs is that fine? Anti-rejections for kidney transplant

Important: Remember, it is of the greatest importance that you try to take your immunosuppressant medications in a timely fashion. It's administered that way so that your blood levels are appropriate to protect the transplant and minimize adverse effects of too high a drug level. Please review this with your transplant nephrologist to have a plan for issues like this in the future. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Can kidney transplants take place in small children?

Over 40 lbs or so: Fortunately, not many small children develop chronic kidney failure and require transplants. However, once they reach a minimum size of approximately 40 lbs, they are candidates for a transplant. The adult sized kidney is placed in the abdomen (if a woman's belly can stretch to hold a 9 month pregnancy, a child's belly can stretch to hold the kidney). Results are usually excellent. ...Read more

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How long does a kidney transplant surgery take?

How long does a kidney transplant surgery take?

3 - 4 hours: Is not a type of surgery to be rushed. Sometimes problems can be encountered which will prolong surgery, e.G if there are two renal arteries on the donor kidney, or if one or both native kidneys in recipient need to be removed coincident with transplant. ...Read more

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How long would a kidney transplant surgery take?

How long would a kidney transplant surgery take?

2-4 hours in general: Of course there are many factors that determine the length of any surgery - complexity of the anatomy, previous surgeries, size of the patient, risks of bleeding, to name a few. However, for a first time kidney transplant in a normal sized person, the average time is 2-4 hours from start to finish. There will be extra time to go to sleep at the start, prepare the patient, and to wake up after. ...Read more

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For how long does a kidney transplant surgery take?

For how long does a kidney transplant surgery take?

Probably 2-5 hours..: The surgical time of kidney transplant may highly vary depending upon team work, surgeon's experience and skill, anatomical variation of the transplanted kidney, etc. For detail, ask surgeon directly. ...Read more

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On average, how long will a kidney transplant surgery take?

On average, how long will a kidney transplant surgery take?

2-4 hours in general: Of course there are many factors that determine the length of any surgery - complexity of the anatomy, previous surgeries, size of the patient, risks of bleeding, to name a few. However, for a first time kidney transplant in a normal sized person, the average time is 2-4 hours from start to finish. There will be extra time to go to sleep at the start, prepare the patient, and to wake up after. ...Read more

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It is safe to take a flight on a airline 3 months after a kidney transplant?

It is safe to take a flight on a airline 3 months after a kidney transplant?

Yes: As long as everything is going well it is safe. If it is along flight make sure you get up and move around to avoid blood clots in your legs. Let your transplant team know that you are planning a trip and let them know where and how long you will be gone. Most importantly don't forget your medication! ...Read more

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How much time does it take to die after going off of kidney transplant anti- rejection meds?

Hard to say.: Immunosuppression medications are necessary to prevent the body from attacking the transplanted kidney. If the medications are stopped, the body begins to attack (reject) the organ and the kidney will eventually fail. Once this happens, dialysis will need to be started. Many factors affect the rate at which the body attacks the kidney, making an exact answer to your question difficult. ...Read more

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I've had a kidney transplant for 7yrs, my creatnin usually runs at 1.8-1.9 I just recently did labs it was 2.1 how long will it take to get back dwn?

Kidney transplant: The question to ask is why it has gone up. Need to discuss with your nephrologist. It can be anything from a lab variation, different lab, dehydration, progression of medicorenal disease, obstruction. ...Read more

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I have had a kidney transplant my allergy doctor want me to take bactrium is this ok.

Ask your doctor: It is good that you asked your doctor and i'd recommend doing as your doctors recommend. If you are still unsure, you can always get a second opinion or ask other doctors involved in the transplant process. They can communicate with each other and come up with a treatment plan. ...Read more

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I had a kidney transplant 3 years ago is it ok for me to take gnc mass xxx supplement?

NO you must: Check with your transplantation surgeon, will advise you what to eat and how much to eat. You have the gift of life don't loose it again. So called these food supplements has also has chemicals that can damage the kidneys and do not have FDA approvals, for what claim in their sales pitch. Keep your kidney going by taking care of it. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if a person forgets to take his medication after a liver and kidney transplant?

Could you tell me what happens if a person forgets to take his medication after a liver and kidney transplant?

Rejection risk: Unless the txps came from an identical twin or clone, they are genetically different from you. Your immune system is tricked into ignoring their presence by meds prescribed to prevent rejection. Not taking a med, lets the drug level drop, and the portion of the immune response that should be blocked, to begin functioning. Take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is mult. Doses, call your md. ...Read more

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I have a kidney transplant and I would like to know what is the ideal amount of protein I should take on a daily basis, with respect to exercise?

I have a kidney transplant and I would like to know what is the ideal amount of protein I should take on a daily basis, with respect to exercise?

Kidney transplant: Depends how long ago transplant, how much Prednisone & immuno suppress medication. Within 1st 4 week it is 1.4 gm/kg to avoid negative nitrogen balance. Stable kidney on maintenance immunosuppression therapy female may use 0.75g protein/kg and male 0.84 gm/kg. Your best bet would be to discuss your specific protein intake by dietary or your nephrologist in transplant section. ...Read more

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Type 1 Dia /Kidney transplant (12yrs) I'm trying a 10 day Green Smoothie Cleanse. It says to take a protein powder "RAW Protein" can I take this?

Type 1 Dia /Kidney transplant (12yrs) I'm trying a 10 day Green Smoothie Cleanse. It says to take a protein powder "RAW Protein" can I take this?

Kidney Transplant: Hey congrats on 12 years post transplant. Not knowing your kidney status it is hard to say wether you should be taking high protein supplements. Wether it is "raw" or not matters little. I would consult your Nephrologist as they know your creative clearance which is the best measure of your ability to handle proteins, ...Read more

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I have a kidney transplant but phosphate going up over the years. I take Caltrate as binder with food. How best to take them? Chew?

I have a kidney transplant but phosphate going up over the years. I take Caltrate as binder with food. How best to take them? Chew?

Talk to your doctor: If the transplant kidney function is good.....you will not expect high phosphorous level.....so talk to your transplant surgeon or Nephrologist first. ...Read more

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Herdoctor has prescribed pradaxa 150mg daily, can she still take her 81 mg aspirin daily? How does pradaxa affect her kidney? Transplant done 2 yrsago

Herdoctor has prescribed pradaxa 150mg daily, can she still take her 81 mg aspirin daily? How does pradaxa affect her kidney? Transplant done 2 yrsago

Renal dosages....: Pradaxa is a strong blood thinner (direct thrombin inhibitor); needs to be taken carefully to Kidney patients to prevent BAD outcomes. If Crealtinine clearance 15-30 cc/min dose rec is 75 mg bid (twice daily). So 150 mg daily dose is odd. SECOND, if creatinince clearances ...Read more

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I have had a kidney transplant 3 years ago and I suffer with osteoarthritis and I would like to take s -adenosylmethionine as I can't take Nsaids will?

I have had a kidney transplant 3 years ago and I suffer with osteoarthritis and I would like to take s -adenosylmethionine as I can't take Nsaids will?

Ask nephrologist: S-AME is not generally toxic to the kidneys, but you don't give any other medications or information about the nature of your kidney disease. There is a rare condition called Lesch-Nyan syndrome that can be worsened by s-AME. Your kidney physician and your pharmacist should be your primary source of information, and I recommend against depending solely on online sources. ...Read more

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Can patients with kidney transplants take whey protein shakes or bars?

Can patients with kidney transplants take whey protein shakes or bars?

2 much protein-: -can challenge Ur kidneys, & with a transplant I would ask Ur transplant team about what Ur protein limits R. U really want 2 treat Ur new kidney with care. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Friedlander
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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


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