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What are the chances a kidney transplant goes wrong?

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Dr. Ralph Layman
Surgery - Transplant
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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