Can a kidney transplant patient have sex with someone with herpes?

Use a condom. If you do not have the herpes virus already i would be very cautious. I would definately abstain during acute outbreaks and wear a condom at other times. Remember any hing that can make a person sick will make a transplant patient more sick.

Related Questions

Can someone receive a kidney transplant that has gential herpes?

Yes but... There is no cure for herpes. The virus lives in your nervous system, waiting for an opportune time to cause mischief. Because transplant patients are immune-suppressed, they would need life-long herpes treatments to prevent severe outbreaks and other problems related to herpes. Read more...

A guy I know had a kidney transplant when he was younger & we talked about dating but then he told me he got warts & herpes as a side affect frm meds?

NO , virus infection. Both are caused by virus infection , genital ( if it is genital )warts are caused by hpv virus , herpes , herpes by herpes simplex ii virus , may be more prone to get due to immuno suppression , both are considered sexually transmuted diseases . Read more...
Organ Transplants. Because immunosuppressive therapy inhibits the immune system, many patients develop infections while undergoing treatment for organ transplants. These conditions are usually treatable with medications and include fungal, viral, bacterial infections, and skin cancer. Read more...

I am a kidney transplant patient. My creatine has always been between 1.4 - 1.8 is this a normal level?

Not normal. While it isn't a "normal" serum creatinine (or perfect kidney function) that is to be expected. It is very rare that a transplant recipient with a single kidney obtains the same level of function as a healthy person with two normal kidneys. That being said, if you've had your transplant for 5 or more years and no change in function... Then you are doing great. Read more...
Stable is good. Creatinine levels are tricky. The specific value may be good for one, but not as good for another. Depends on how much muscle the person has as well as the kidney(s) function. A 1.8 is probably good for a muscular man, but abnormal for a small, older woman. If your value remains stable (for you), without protein in the urine, keep the BP controlled and you are probably "normal" for a txp recipient. Read more...

Is it safe for a kidney transplant patient to donate blood?

No. The reason is primarily that recipients take immunosuppressive drugs that are in the blood, and would be transferred with the donated blood which is not safe. In addition, many kidney recipients have some anemia that would preclude donation. Read more...

Is it suggested to wear a face mask to avoid infections as a kidney transplant patient?

Hmm. Some people advocate this. I do not routinely suggest this to my patients. I instruct them to "be smart" and not go places where people are ill. Wash their hands after contact. Wearing a mask won't hurt anything but it may not add a whole lot either. Read more...

What do doctors consider when looking at the amount of immune suppression drugs used for a kidney transplant patient?

Several things. Immunosuppression with medications are essential for optimal functioning of kidney transplant. There are several serious side effects due to these medications. Doctors look for any occult infections, liver function, kidney function, blood counts, none marrow activity etc. Read more...
Many Considerations. There are many issues that can affect the amount of immunosuppression given to a recipient. The relationship between the donor and the recipient, the specific donor kidney source, the age of the recipient, the liver and bone marrow function, prior use of immunosuppressive drugs, prior cancer or infections, are just some of the medical variables that play a role. Read more...
Risk vs. Benefit. Since you don't come with dials for us to read to tell us how suppressed your immune system is, we use clues to interpret what is really happening. Indications that your system is too suppressed are infections and cancers. Too little suppression allows rejection to happen. We start your regimen based on factors such as how different you + the donor are, + how vulnerable to rejection the organ is. Read more...

What can cardiac catheteration do for the heart and if a kidney transplant patient needs one?

Information. It is the definitive test for blockage in the coronary arteries. Your transplant doctors may or may not feel that that information is critically important in your particular case. Read more...