Potential Complications 

There are several potential complications associated with a Pancreas transplant surgery:

  • Blood clots 
  • Bleeding 
  • Infection 
  • Excess sugar in your blood (hyperglycemia) 
  • Urinary complications, including leaking or urinary tract infections 
  • Failure of the donated pancreas 
  • Rejection of the donated pancreas

Anti-rejection medication side effects 

After a pancreas transplant, you'll take medications for the rest of your life to help prevent your body from rejecting the donor pancreas. These medications can cause a variety of side effects, including:

  • Bone thinning 
  • High cholesterol 
  • High blood pressure 
  • Skin sensitivity 
  • Puffiness 
  • Weight gain 
  • Swollen gums 
  • Acne 
  • Excessive hair growth

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