Study finds elevated preeclampsia risk after kidney donation

November 14, 2014 9:37 PM

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(Reuters Health) - Women who have donated one of their two kidneys have a doubled risk of developing high blood pressure and the potentially-serious complication known as preeclampsia if they become pregnant, according to a new Canadian study.

But the study also found that the problems are usually manageable and the risk is low to begin with. In addition, having just one kidney did not increase the risk of death for the mother or child, and most women had an uncomplicated pregnancy.

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