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What are the signs of rejection of a new transplanted organ?

If you feel ill and are experiencing signs or symptoms of rejection at any time after discharge from the hospital, you should immediately contact the hospital:
  • Fever above 100° F
  • Weight gain of over 2 pounds for two days in a row, or a total of 5 pounds in a week
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness or feeling lightheaded
  • Chest pain
  • Either high blood pressure (systolic over 160 or diastolic over 110) or low blood pressure
  • Painful or burning urination
  • Sores or a wound that does not heal
  • Diarrhea
  • Flu-like symptoms: fever, chills, sore throat, earache
  • Cough, with or without sputum
  • Feeling fatigued, tired
  • A general feeling of "under the weather" or not "up to par"
  • High blood sugar levels: glucose over 250

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