Follow-up After Kidney Transplantation

The main purpose of kidney transplantation is to improve the quality of life of patients. Therefore, the goal is for patients to return to their normal home life. However, he should pay attention to some issues in home life, nutrition, social life and sexuality. During hospitalization after the surgery, the patient is given training on this subject by the clinic staff.

The risk of clot formation increases in the postoperative period, so the patient should move enough and be protected from clots that may occur in the legs.

As the transplanted kidney starts to work, the patient's urine volume increases. The more he urinates, the more fluid he needs to drink. The patient should consult the doctor following him on this issue.

The kidney transplant patient is checked regularly in the outpatient clinic after discharge. The frequency of these checks was once a week at the beginning and will gradually become less frequent over the years.

Situations That Need to Apply to the Transplant Center Immediately

In cases such as fever, sudden decrease in the amount of urine and color change, burning during urination, diarrhea-vomiting, shortness of breath, sudden low or high blood pressure, swelling at the location of the transplanted kidney, a doctor should be consulted urgently.

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