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A 38-year-old member asked:

Could epoetin help reduce occlusion of the hepatic veins ?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
No: Epoetin alfa an injectable drug for treating anemia. is a protein that normally is made by the kidney. It causes bone marrow to produce oxygen-carrying red blood cells and has little effect on hepatic vein occlusion. HVT is also called Budd-Chiari syndrome caused by certain medications and diseases which result in buildup of fluid in the abdomen and an enlarged liver occasionally associated with upper abdominal pain..

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A 47-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for epoetin to help reduce occlusion of the hepatic veins?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
No: Epoetin increases the risk of clot formation.

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