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I had a kidney transplant 6 months ago and it itches all the time. What could be causing this?
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In brief: Many things
Go over your medication list and your diet with your transplant team. You may also seek the advice of a dermatologist if there is one particular skin area that itches.

In brief: Many things
Go over your medication list and your diet with your transplant team. You may also seek the advice of a dermatologist if there is one particular skin area that itches.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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Dr. Amy Friedman
Surgery - Transplant
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not the transplant
Itching is not usually caused by either the kidney transplant or the anti-rejection medications.
However, inadequate control of the parathyroid glands and the hormone (PTH) they make, may lead to abnormal levels of calcium and phosphorous in the blood that can be linked to itching and skin sores. Allergic reaction to antibiotics, or other meds are also possible. Best ot review with your doctor.

In brief: Not the transplant
Itching is not usually caused by either the kidney transplant or the anti-rejection medications.
However, inadequate control of the parathyroid glands and the hormone (PTH) they make, may lead to abnormal levels of calcium and phosphorous in the blood that can be linked to itching and skin sores. Allergic reaction to antibiotics, or other meds are also possible. Best ot review with your doctor.
Dr. Amy Friedman
Dr. Amy Friedman
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