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Is it normal to get a hematoma on your transplanted kidney after being transplanted?
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In brief: No.
A hematoma is a blood clot, that occurs after bleeding in the tissues.
It can form in any surgical wound, including a kidney transplant. It can occur after kidney biopsies. A hematoma is not a normal finding. Most are absorbed by the body naturally. However, if quite large, greater than 10-12 inches, they may cause harm and need to be surgically drained.

In brief: No.
A hematoma is a blood clot, that occurs after bleeding in the tissues.
It can form in any surgical wound, including a kidney transplant. It can occur after kidney biopsies. A hematoma is not a normal finding. Most are absorbed by the body naturally. However, if quite large, greater than 10-12 inches, they may cause harm and need to be surgically drained.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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Dr. Ralph Layman
Surgery - Transplant
In brief: Continued
Before transplant (coumadin, asprin, Plavix (clopidogrel) etc.
..) these could result in a higher risk of hematoma. Sometimes they are small and nothing is done about them. Some are large enough to require a trip to the operating room to drain. Again, it is not the ideal but is is something that happens.

In brief: Continued
Before transplant (coumadin, asprin, Plavix (clopidogrel) etc.
..) these could result in a higher risk of hematoma. Sometimes they are small and nothing is done about them. Some are large enough to require a trip to the operating room to drain. Again, it is not the ideal but is is something that happens.
Dr. Ralph Layman
Dr. Ralph Layman
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Dr. Ralph Layman
Surgery - Transplant
In brief: Yes
It is not ideal but it does happen.
There are many small blood vessels in the retroperitonum that can bleed. Also small vessels on the transplanted kidney. Other sites of bleeding can be from where the blood vessels are attached or where the ureter is attached to the bladder. People in kidney failure already have problems with blood clotting. If you were on any type of blood thinners...

In brief: Yes
It is not ideal but it does happen.
There are many small blood vessels in the retroperitonum that can bleed. Also small vessels on the transplanted kidney. Other sites of bleeding can be from where the blood vessels are attached or where the ureter is attached to the bladder. People in kidney failure already have problems with blood clotting. If you were on any type of blood thinners...
Dr. Ralph Layman
Dr. Ralph Layman
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