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    • The first step is to call your Tx center to ask what precautions are available for a visit. Each center will be different, as the exposure risk will vary. Just call them!


  • Hi, I am a kidney transplant patient and am suffering from food poisoning after eating chicken from KFC on Sunday. The diarrhea has been running like water up to 20  times a day and only slowed down yesterday. But every time I eat something like dried toast it goes straight through me. Can anyone help?

    • You should speak to your PCP or Tx team about this, a sample may have to be assayed to determine what the cause of this is. If it is bacterial, medications like Flagyl (metronidazole) may help. Anti-diarrhea meds like Pepto-Bismal or Kaopectate may provide temporary relief, however, these should not be used for more than three days in a row and only mask the symptom. Food bacteria like salmonella or wisteria can damage your graph or lead to dehydration. The call is the first move to start healing and is free and quick.

  • Hi .

    KPTX October 02, 1992

    All is good....

  • Hi everyone! Anyone who had kidney transplant and use probiotics ? Is it safe for us?.. i took 1 erceflora (bacilli clausii) 5ml oral suspension  (my transplant doctor told me i may or may not take it, its fine w/ her) after having diarrhea. Woke up w/ extreme headache after taking it that goes away after taking paracetamol. Now my diarrhea is gone. Creatinine is .80 few days back..but now i’m peeing frequently ( had 4L +of water /day) no extreme activities such as excercising due to vertigo... i’ve read some articles that probiotics had pro’s & cons for transplant & immune supressed patient so now im terribly anxious! Need advice please..thank you.

  • I am very new here and curious if anyone has had just a pancreas transplant.. I've been type 1 diabetic for 20 years... I'm on an insulin pump and not on any dialysis.. my kidney levels are slightly elevated but doctor says it is not a concern yet.. any thoughts..?
    • I had lost my kidneys in 2014 they said of combination of prograf and from the damage diabetes had already did to them before my pancreas tx. You will be on higher doses of prograf and prednisone at the begining which can play apart of being harsh on you native kidneys that may be compromised already.


    • I got a pancreas tx in 2002 and then in 2014 a kidney thats when it failed, i did my pancreas before waiting for my kidneys to fail only because i started to lose my eyesight, if that is a possibility or concren of your eye doctor i would most defineatly get a pancreas tx, It was hard, but after i recovered i had my freedom back from diabeteic conditions getting worse. I had lost my kidneys 


    • I had a kidney/pancreas transplant 9 years ago. I had Type 1 Diabetes as well. I was on the insulin pump. The diabetes is what caused my kidney failure. It was tough going through dialysis because it made me sick because of the diabetes. Now I do not wear the pump or have to do anything that deals with diabetes. But not everyone gets that lucky. Some still have to take insulin and check there blood.  I also had other complications that were caused by Type 1 diabetes. Now I have a second chance to enjoy life. It was all worth the sickness and other conplications of  Diabetes.

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