Can kidney transplant patients keep cats in their homes?

Yes. Although your body is immunocompromised due to the anti-rejection medications, it is still safe to keep cats in the home. I would suggest keeping the cats away the first 3 months after transplant as that is when you are must at risk for an infection.
Maybe. Don't handle the cat feces they can cause a infection called Toxoplasmosis. DONT HANDLE CAT LITTER!! Most patients in the months after transplant are on a medicine to prevent toxo, but once off it, you a risk. Hope this helps.
Yes. Interesting question since there is a disease called "cat scratch fever." while immunsuppressed patients should be prudent, known domestic pets are fine. Of course you would want to keep the cat's claws trimmed and avoid bites or scratches. Perhaps don't volunteer to clean the kitty litter right away. But pets are usually safe with good judgement.
Yes. I usually suggest that my patients have someone else clean the litter box but it is ok to have cats in the home.

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Kidney transplant patients have develop proteurinata?

No, investigation. Patients with normal functioning transplant should not have proteinuria( protein in urine). Any proteinuria should be confirmed, quantified and investigated thoroughly. Please consult transplant nephrologist. Read more...

Do you know kidney transplant patients who have had children?

Absolutely! It's quite possible to conceive and bear children if you are stable after a kidney transplant. Some exceptions exist. One patient i know delivered healthy twins a year after her transplant! check with your transplant physician before taking or changing any medications! Read more...
Mothers + Fathers. The ability to be a biological parent is best restored by a well functioning kidney transplant. There is no problem in sperm caused by the rejection meds. Women with txps do have "high risk" pregnancies because of increased risk of high blood pressure + the need to adjust med doses. If kidney function is poor, the risk of the kidney failing is real. But healthy babies are possible with good care. Read more...
Yes. There are a number of successful pregnancies after kidney transplant in the us every year. It is regarded as a high risk pregnancy, and require care coordination of you transplant team and the obstetricians. Read more...

What is the drug of choice for kidney transplant patient for colds?

Colds. Traditional cold are usually viruses. There is no medication that will treat the cold. You just need to treat you symptoms to make you comfortable until you body can fight off your cold. You should get your flu shot every year. Wash you hands often for prevention. Read more...

Can kidney transplant patients use hgh?

Risks involved. Thank you for your question. All medications can affect how your transplant medications work. Kidney rejection due to not enough medication is possible. Alternatively severe infection or kidney injury from too much medication is also possible. Higher blood pressure is often seen with hormone therapy and that too may cause your transplant kidney to incur damage. Close monitoring would be needed. Read more...

Sir I am kidney transplant receipent patient and my sgpt is 73 what is to be done?

You have "hepatitis" Hepatitis is defined as inflammation of liver cells, as is indicated by elevation in serum transaminases (ast and/or alt). Hepatitis can be caused by a variety of issues (infectious, ischemic, metabolic, toxic, infiltrative, alcohol-related, drugs, etc.). What antirejection meds do you take? Do you consume alcohol? What tests have been accomplished & what liver diseases ruled out? Need some help-- 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...