Transplant Rejection

At work I usually have the chance to take care of newly transplanted heart and lung patients… And whenever I have a chance to tell them about what transplant is all about; I always don’t forget to tell them about transplant rejection signs and symptoms which I did to my patient tonight; and those are:

  • anything that is out of norm don’t consider it normal
  • flulike symptoms like fever, joint pains, coughing, coarse breath, edema
  • infection
  • weight gain over 2 lbs in 2 days
  • shortness of breath
  • fatigue
  • high blood sugar levels
  • sores or wounds that does not heal

  • I hope this info can help someone.

    And if you have these kind of symptoms please call your transplant doctor right away or present to the Emergency Department where you were transplanted and if it’s worse.

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