Hi! I keep finding little warts on my arms, legs, chest etc. I’m 5 1/2 years post kidney transplant and just started getting them. Anyone else have this problem?
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@mollyv, Thank you for posting this discussion topic, Being 5 1/2 years post transplant, I can imagine that you have experienced a variety of emotional as well as physical changes. Many of the responses throughout the transplant group demonstrate that you are not alone. I do not recall seeing any mention of warts, so far. I look forward to hearing from others about this ‘problem”.
As for myself, I have not had any warts. I do have some small waxy spots that the dermatologist referred to as seborrheic keratosis. I can feel then if I rub my hand over area. They are mostly on legs and torso. They have come gradually over my lifetime. My doctor said they are result of years of sun damage. – age and wisdom!
Mollyv, It is part of my annual post transplant protocol to have a yearly dermatology evaluation. Does your follow-up care require an annual dermatology check? Have you had a check-up recently? This might be a good time to schedule a visit to a dermatologist.
Let us know if you learn anything about these and possible relation to transplant.
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Thanks Rosemary. I do see a dermatologist every six months. She said she can remove them, but they will likely come back. I was just wondering if this is a transplant thing, which I suspect it is, or if it’s just another weird thing I’m stuck with. I don’t know why I feel the need to differentiate these things!
@mollyv, Hi Molly, Strangely enough – I understand what you mean by feeling the need to differentiate these things! I do the same thing. I describe my conditions as transplant related and ‘normal’ things. I feel a relief when something is a ‘normal’ condition:-)
Does your dermatologist have any connection to transplant or immunosuppressant medications? If not, it might be something to ask your transplant people about.
@mollyv – I’m afraid I don’t have an answer for you and contacting your transplant team seems prudent. I can only tell you that my daughter struggles with warts on her feet and she is not a transplant recipient or on any immunosuppressive meds. I share this to let you know that she has had them all removed (it takes many repeat visits). They were gone for about 2 years and now she is back at getting them all removed. It is an annoying thing to deal with when one is healthy and requires persistence and patience to get them all gone but it is my understanding that since she carries the virus (don’t know the name) it is something she will always fight. The reason she keeps trying is because some of the warts got so big that they were impacting her gait and causing other issues with her feet. Sorry I don’t have anymore insight than that so I hope your transplant team can help you out.
Hi Molly. Me too, mine aren’t the bumpy kind, can’t remember what the Mayo derm called them. I have them on my legs and arms. We burn them off with nox. A little bit painful and leaves a little scar. I’m on Prograf, Cell Cept, prednisone. And three other meds.
Best to you.
Eight years last Saturday
@amandajeffersaz, Happy Transplantiversary! How did you celebrate?
Thank you. I went to Colorado to spend it with my family. Special dinner, hugged my sister, who was my donor!
@amandajeffersaz, That is a beautiful way to celebrate!
I would like to ask you to consider posting that on one of the transplant forums. Here is the link to “Happy Transplantiversary”
What kind of transplant did you have?
We have an active member who is going to need a kidney transplant in the not-to-distant future. And she is considering living kidney donation.
Thanks for letting me know I’m not alone!
@amandajeffersaz – What a beautiful way to celebrate and what a beautiful sister! Congratulations!
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