Daily Archives: April 11, 2019

My adult daughter had a kidney transplant in 2007. She has aura migraines and neurologist is wanting her to get Botox injections every 3 months for these migraines that are stroke like. ARE THEY SAFE FOR HER? Our Doctor said he does have much info on it.

I am not aware of any contraindication to the use of “Botox” injections in patients with a kidney transplant or in patients who are using immunosuppressant medication. Your daughter may want to check with her transplant center to see if … Continue reading

Posted in Ask the Doctor, Kidney-Related Health Questions, Medication and Kidney Function, Transplantation

I am a 7 year dialysis patient. I no longer make any urine (1/4 cup per week). I am retaining fluid in my mid section and lungs (no swelling of legs or ankles). How can I move the fluid from my lungs and mid section tissues to my blood stream so it can be removed through dialysis?

Fluid removal from tissues such as your abdomen and lungs takes time. The heart is capable of translocating the fluid from the tissues into your blood space so it can be removed by the dialysis machine. This process takes time … Continue reading

Posted in Ask the Doctor, Dialysis, Kidney-Related Health Questions, Nephrologist