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When Can I Have Sex After Kidney Transplant

When Can I Have Sex After Kidney TransplantKidney transplant gives many kidney failure patients a chance to get a normal life, and most of these patients must concern sex after kidney transplant. Well then, when can these patients have sex life after kidney transplant?

Kidney transplant

It is one surgery that replaces failed kidney with one healthy kidney. To do this surgery, patients should have matched kidney donor and enough money. If successfully, patients can say goodbye to dialysis or other treatments safely. Here, we should emphasize that patients still need to take anti-rejeaction medications for protecting this new kidney. Besides, it is impossible for the new kidney to work immediately after kidney transplant.

Sex life after kidney transplant

Generally, sex life should be avoided until the surgery wound has been healed completely, and this usually takes about 4 to 6 weeks. That is to say, kidney failure patients had better avoid sexual intercourse for 4~6 weeks after kidney transplant. Besides, for patients at childbearing age, they are suggested not to get pregnant at least for one year after this surgery.

Although sex life won't affect kidney function directly, it is more likely to cause some risks for second kidney failure. Thereby, patients should make sure their kidney is working normally before having sex life.

Sex life is important for general population as well as kidney patients, because healthy sex life is good to maintain patients' physical and mental health. However, if having it in wrong time, patients' health condition as well as kidney condition may be worsened easily.

In summary

The above time is one approximate time for kidney transplant patients. In fact, the exact answer should depend on patients' illness condition. To learn when you can have sex life after kidney transplant, you can tell us more about your medical case through the above message board or emailing to

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