Top Five Risks Involved in Kidney Transplant

The rate of serious complications involved in kidney transplants has come down in the last few decades. But like any other type of surgery, kidney transplant is also not risk-free.

The risk with kidney transplant may include,

* Risk related to the procedure itself

* Risk related to medication

* Risk related to a transplanted kidney

The complication may be of short-term which occurs within a few months of transplantation or long-term which may develop after many years.

Short-term complication of kidney transplant:

  1. Infection
  2. Blood clots
  3. Narrowing of artery
  4. Blocked Urethra
  5. Urine leakage
  6. Acute rejection

Long-term complication kidney transplant:

  1. Immunosuppressant side effects
  2. Diabetes
  3. High blood pressure
  4. Cancer

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