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A new normal?

I'm wondering if any of you have had this experience.

I had a renal transplant 4 1/2 years ago.  I have not had any problems and my numbers have been remarkably steady.  My creatinine has generally been between 1.10 and 1.20 with my egfr…

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AV fistula post tx

I have had a fistula in my upper left arm for 4 years now, and thankfully I've never had to use it as I had a pre-emptive cadaveric tx two years ago.

I've done quite a bit of research about what is done with the fistula after tx, and the…

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Mammograms post renal tx

I am in my mid 50s, and current guidelines for how often to get mammograms is, for my age group, once every two years.  I have been having yearly mammograms for some time now and have never had an abnormal result.  Breast cancer does not run in…

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Calcium supplements

I got an email today from Medscape, providing links to various new studies investigating whether or not calcium supplements can increase cardiovascular mortality. There seems to be a correlation between taking high dosages of calcium supplements…

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Fluid retention

I did a search for "fluid retention" and "edema" and came up with no results, so pardon me if this question is in the wrong place or if it is redundant.

I have read the patient info on all of the usual meds, and they all mention fluid…

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