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What are some potential complications of kidney transplantation for the recipient?
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Dr. Amy Friedman
Surgery - Transplant
3 doctors agree
In brief: Surgical & medical
Early after the txp, technical problems with the connections of the artery or bladder, or fluid accumulation around the kidney can occur. Later, the rejection medications (that must always be taken) can cause infections, diabetes (especially for obese patients) , or in rare cases, cancers.
Management of the drugs focuses on the patient's report of side effects and dose adjustments.

In brief: Surgical & medical
Early after the txp, technical problems with the connections of the artery or bladder, or fluid accumulation around the kidney can occur. Later, the rejection medications (that must always be taken) can cause infections, diabetes (especially for obese patients) , or in rare cases, cancers.
Management of the drugs focuses on the patient's report of side effects and dose adjustments.
Dr. Amy Friedman
Dr. Amy Friedman
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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree
In brief: Rejection,infection
You will be taking immunosuppressive drugs, and a potential complication is rejection, if you miss your medications, or may occur otherwise as well.
Infections may occur since these meds suppress your immunity.Other problems include hypertension and diabetes. Remember none of these may occur and getting a transplant generally speaking is the best way to replace kidney function.

In brief: Rejection,infection
You will be taking immunosuppressive drugs, and a potential complication is rejection, if you miss your medications, or may occur otherwise as well.
Infections may occur since these meds suppress your immunity.Other problems include hypertension and diabetes. Remember none of these may occur and getting a transplant generally speaking is the best way to replace kidney function.
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dr. W. James Chon
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
In brief: Poss complications
Several possible complications include: 1.
Post-surgical complications (infection, bleeding, etc) 2. Acute Rejection (AR rate during the 1st year is

In brief: Poss complications
Several possible complications include: 1.
Post-surgical complications (infection, bleeding, etc) 2. Acute Rejection (AR rate during the 1st year is
Dr. W. James Chon
Dr. W. James Chon
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