Rejection Episodes
Itís not uncommon for a kidney recipient to have at least one rejection episode; about one-third to one-half will have a rejection episode in the first year after transplant. When caught early enough and treated, rejection episodes are reversible about 90% of the time. But multiple rejection episodes may be difficult or impossible to reverse, and may result in total rejection; you would need to go back on dialysis.
Often, a person having a rejection episode will not notice any symptoms. If symptoms do appear they may include swelling (edema), high blood pressure, low-grade fever, reduced urination, or tenderness or swelling in the area of the new kidney. The best way to catch the start of a rejection episode is with the blood tests you have periodically, and appointments with your transplant team.
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Your organs do many things to keep you healthy If your organs don't work, you may need to have a transplant To get a transplant, you have to be tested You can't have a transplant unless someone donates an organ You will have to have surgery to place the new organ into your body Most people feel much better after having a transplant Most people feel much better after having a transplant Taking care of your new organ will help you feel healthy for years to come Home