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    wondering how a transplanted kidney can be given a jump start after dye used in angiogram affected it?
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    bkdina posted:
    wondering how a transplanted kidney can be given a jump start after dye used in angiogram affected it?

    My father had a kidney transplant a year ago and was working fine. He just got a major heart surgery done and they had to use the dye for an angiogram which they were worried would harm the kidney....which it did...now my father is on hemodialysis, as he's not urinating....any suggestions that may help him jump start his kidney?

    They said they still have a little hope for it to work.
    He now has no chance of getting on the waiting list for another kidney.
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    MrsCora01 responded:
    Sorry, but I don't know of any way of jump starting a kidney like that. The dialysis can take the pressure off and if the docs think there is still a chance, there probably is as they are often usually pretty pessimistic about this sort of stuff. Why can't he get another transplant?

    Cora


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