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Swollen Kidney due to urine obstruction.

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I have a solitary right kidney. On 10th Jan 2010, I found my creatinine level is 4.5 and my kidney got swollen due to urine obstruction in ureter. On 25th Jan 2010, I had gone for surgery and they placed one DJ stunt to remove the obstruction in ureter. But after this surgery my creatinine level dramatically jumps to 7.5.

As per my doctor’s suggestion, on 10th Feb 2010, I have started hemodialysis to reduce the workload on kidney and it would get recover soon. But after 2 months on 24th April 2010 (creatinine level is 5.0), I had gone to kidney transplantation. Now my creatinine level is 1.5.

Now my question is, would it be possible to recover my native kidney? If yes, how much would it take to recover fully?

Please give me your views.

Thanks in advance.
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replied April 25th, 2011
Hello, and thanks for your medical question on ehealth forum.

It seems that you had only one kidney to begin with and then you underwent a renal transplantation, as a result of dysfunction in your native kidney.

In such a case, if the initial cause of renal dysfunction in your native kidney has been successfully treated, and there is no severe damage to the native kidney, chances are that it can recover its function to some extent. The time to recovery may take 6 months to one year.

The exact percentage depends on the complete medical history, clinical findings and the efficacy of the treatment given. Since this is not available, exact details and time taken cannot be provided.

You might consult a nephrologist, who can go over your medical history and then advice you accordingly.

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