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What signs and symptoms indicate organ transplant rejection?

What signs and symptoms indicate organ transplant rejection?

Depends on the organ: In general, acute rejection of any transplanted solid organ can cause fever, chills, tiredness, weakness, and poor appetite. Each specific organ may become tender and swollen, and the function of each would diminish. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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 are the symptoms for kidney rejection ?

What are the symptoms for kidney rejection
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Kidney rejection: i guess you are talking about rejection of a transplanted kidney. The symptoms can be variable and may range from totally "no symptom" to severe pain in the area of transplant with fever and blood in urine. If you are a kidney transplant recipient and suspecting a rejection, see your transplant nephrologist ASAP. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for chronic kidney rejection?

What are the symptoms for chronic kidney rejection?

Rejection: There are no symptoms of chronic rejection. Until the kidney function drops below 15 cc/ ml you may not have symptoms. In some patients if they stop all their meds they can feel pain at the transplant site and hematuria. Chronic rejection is diagnosed via a biopsy and blood work. ...Read more

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What are signs of acute kidney failure?

What are signs of acute kidney failure?

Decrease urination: There are multiple signs of acute renal failure (arf). The first sign that must people realize is a decrease in urine output as well as noticeable swelling in their lower extremities. ARF can also be detected by your doctor by blood and urine tests. If you have severe forms of arf, then you develop decrease in appetite, insomnia and anemia. ...Read more

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What specific blood/urinalysis levels are significant to kidney problems of diagnosis but untreated lupus patient. Symptoms? Failure or disease? Difference?

What specific blood/urinalysis levels are significant to kidney problems of diagnosis but untreated lupus patient. Symptoms?  Failure or disease? Difference?

See answer : Blood tests for bun, creatinine, and GFR are used to determine if you have chronic kidney disease (ckd) and what stage (1 thru 5) based on GFR result. Urinalysis helpful to detect microscopic blood and protein both of which are common with kidney disease with degree of each related to type and severity of kidney disease. If significant protein (>1+), then 24-hr urine collection done to quantitate. ...Read more

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What causes rejection with kidney transplants?

Transplant rejection: Ideally, transplanted kidneys come from a twin or close relative to minimize rejection. Otherwise, the body does not recognize the transplant as "self" & attacks the "foreigner". Thus the use of immunosuppressant drugs to suppress the recipient's immune system to prevent rejection of the transplanted kidney. ...Read more

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What are signs of kidney failure?

What are signs of kidney failure?

Fatigue swelling etc: Weakness, fatigue, lethargy. Fluid retention & swelling. Shortness of breath. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/kidney-failure/basics/symptoms/con-20024029 & http://www.medicinenet.com/kidney_failure/article.htm. Go see your family doc for testing and possible referral to a nephrologist (kidney specialist) when appropriate. Control blood pressure & sugar (diabetes). ...Read more

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What are signs of rejection after double lung transplant?

What are signs of  rejection after double lung transplant?

No easy answer: Rejection after any transplant can be caused be the body recognizing the transplant as foreign (not belonging). Your body will always be fighting against the lungs but the medication you take will help your body accept the organs. Talk to your pulmonologist and your nurse practitioner about what they what you to look for. You are very lucky to have received a transplant so congratulations. ...Read more

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What are early symptoms of kidney failure?

What are early symptoms of kidney failure?

RENAL FAILURE: There are very few symptoms until the kidney reserve function has been depleted. Tiredness, sometimes excessive voiding, sometimes much less to not voiding at all, thirst, confusion comes in the end. ...Read more

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What are typical signs of kidney problems or failure?

What are typical signs of kidney problems or failure?

Plenty: Decreased urine output may or may not be seen, change in urine color possible, fatigue, swelling, chest pain. Depends on the severity of kidney problems. Please see a more comprehensive list here: http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/04/what-are-signs-and-symptoms-of-ckd.Html. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having kidney failure problems?

What are the symptoms of  having kidney failure  problems?

KIDNEY FAILURE: Either too little or too much urine production. Tiredness and sometimes in extreme cases fluid retention. Bilateral or one sided high back pain can happen with nephritic causes along with blood and protein in the urine. ...Read more

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What are the signs of having kidney failure?

What are the signs of having kidney failure?

Few signs/many signs: Many people know they're moving towards renal failure by their lab values alone. But here are some symptoms which can be associated with kidney failure - and many other things as well: unusual fluid retention, mental changes, confusion, foods tasting metallic, nausea/vomiting, exhaustion, anemia, sexual dysfunction.Much depends on the speed of onset; acute and chronic renal failure arent the same. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of kidney stones?

What are signs and symptoms of kidney stones?

Belly pain: Kidney stones can hurt like heck. You may feel very severe crampy pain [some folks say it's as strong as childbirth pain!]. You may see blood in your pee. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of acute kidney failure?

What are symptoms of acute kidney failure?

Low urine output: Acute kidney failure results in low or no urine output, fluid overload, and hypertension. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of approaching kidney failure?

What are the signs and symptoms of approaching kidney failure?

A lot of signs: Usually nausea, vomiting , weight loss , shortness of breath , trembling of hands, palor and mood disorders, problem sleeping are mostly the signs and symptoms of impending renal failure. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a kidney infection ?

What are symptoms of a kidney infection ?

Can be subtle: The classic back pain with marked tenderness when struck, fever, perhaps chills, discomfort in the bladder and on urinating (the bladder's generally infected and in turn affected the kidney). A physician can often tell from casts in the urine that the kidney is infected, and a kidney infection may require stronger treatment. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of kidney problems?

What are the signs and symptoms of kidney problems?

Hematuria & Pain: Now often found at prenatal maternal/fetal ultrasound.. After birth large cystic, swollen kidney or large tumor sometimes causes visible bulge & can be palpated.Dark colored bloody urine can suggest nephritis, tumor or stone.Flank pain & percussion over lower rib cage could be pyelonephritis or obstructing stone. Thirst + large volumes of urine ?Diabetes insipidus(kidney can't concentrate urine. ...Read more

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What are signs of a kidney infection?

What are signs of a kidney infection?

Kidney infection: Usually fever, chills, flank pain, sometime associated with burning on urination, frequency and blood and white cells in the urine. ...Read more

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What are the signs of diabetic kidney disease?

What are the signs of diabetic kidney disease?

None: Diabetes can hurt the kidneys and not be detectable on urine or blood test. In fact, studies have been done on diabetes patients who have normal kidney test, yet biopsies of these patients show damage. Diabetic retinopathy correlates with diabetic nephropathy. Studies have shown ace inhibitors to be protective of kidneys on both normotensive and hypertensive patients. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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