In cases of organ transplant, there is always a risk of a rejection. Rejection happens when the body recognizes the new kidney as a foreign object and starts fighting it.
But studies have shown that the success rates of kidney transplant are as high as 98 percent where the donor is a relative and 85 percent where the donor is not a relative.
Despite this low rate of rejection, instances do happen where the body rejects the new kidney. Symptoms of rejection may be different for different people. One of the symptoms of this is an enlarged or swollen testicle. Some people experience this problem of a swollen testicle in case of rejection of the new kidney. The testicle may swell up to twice its size. The person may have some fever also along with this and may also have the urge for frequent urination. It may also be accompanied by a mild pain or sometimes there may be a pain only when the area is touched. Apart from this, the other symptoms may include sudden weight gain and increase in blood pressure among others.
Once the swelling of the testicle is noticed, the patient should immediately notify the doctor or get examined in the hospital where the transplant was done. Blood chemistry along ultrasound will be done to identify the rejection. A person suffering from rejection of the kidney will be given anti rejection medicines and where there are cases of enlarged testicles, these may also be treated separately.
A patient who has undergone kidney transplant is advised to always look for new developments and report them to the doctor as these could be very significant ones.
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