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Kidney donor having osteoporosis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Osteoporosis
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If I have osteoperosis is it safe to donate a kidney?
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender ?
User :   Hi, If I have osteoperosis is it safe for me to donate a kidney?
Doctor :   may i konw your age and gender please
User :   I am a 53 year old female.
Doctor :   kidneys play a very crucial role in the vitamin D metabolism in your body and if you have osteoporosis then its not recommended , but still the correct assessment can only be made after a physical examination
Doctor :   do you have any other medical condition
User :   None that I know of, but cancer runs in my family.
Doctor :   well that will not deter in the trasplantation process
Doctor :   to asses if you can donate there will be a series of test done
User :   The reason I asked this question is because I've read that a kidney donater has a greater risk of developing osterperosis and since I already have it I didn't know if the donation could make it worsen.
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