I have done my kidney transplant. My creatinine is 2 and stable. Should I worry about it? I don’t have any other problem and have had my transplant for 3 months and my mother was my donor. Her age is 45 years and my age is 19 years. Why is my creatinine level not going down?

I am unable to make a specific diagnosis without performing a complete history and physical examination. There a number of reasons why your creatinine may not be falling or remaining at 2.0 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dl). This may be all the function that is available from your mother’s kidney. There could be problems with lymph accumulations around the kidney, there could be blockage of the kidney, there could be medication problems, just to name a very few possibilities. I suggest that you discuss your concerns with your transplant physician.

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