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what could an inflamed vein mean?

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Dr. Gabriel Goren
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Possible phlebitis: It is a superficial vein? Traumatized or injected with IV medication, or injected with sclerosing solutions blood can clot in the vein and the reaction around it is an inflammatory one. Skin can be red, swollen and tender to touch. If it a varicosity it can happen spontaneously . Self limiting. Early evacuation of clot , with nsaids., local compression the treatment!
Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 47 years experience
Phlebitis: An inflamed vein is another name for superficial phlebitis. This can occur for many reasons but is commonly due to IV insertions, medications and even sclerotherapy. The vein becomes tender and hard. Initial treatment is with warm compresses, and anti-inflammlatories. If this doesn't resolve it, then evacuation or even local excision of the vein can be done but usually at a later time.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

Why isn't fat carried into the small intesting by the portal vein?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Fat's in portal vein: The fat particles digested and absorbed from the small intestine are indeed carried by the hepatic portal vein, from the small intestine to the liver, for processing into the types of fatty "lipids" the human body needs. Over the thousands of years that humans roamed the earth in search for food, they evolved this efficient system for removing the maximum amount of nutrients from the intestines.
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What will be the normal results for a portal vein bypass?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
TIPSS?: Patients with refractory ascites (maximum diuretic doses not sufficient to control ascites or unacceptable adverse effects/complications with diuretic therapy) can be managed with large-volume paracentesis (lvp) and Albumin replacement or transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (tipss) placement. Although tipss has been shown to be more effective than lvp and alb. Gives more encephalopathy.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

What are the risks of undergoing a portal vein bypass?

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Dr. Leila Wing
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Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Bleeding, infection: As with any procedure, there are risks of bleeding and infection. There could be technical complications from doing the procedure, and there can also be development of encephalopathy (confusion) related to liver disease.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What doctor do you see for red veins on your eyelids?

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology 28 years experience
Laser specialist: There are dermatologists and ophthalmologists who specialize in treatment of veins of the eyelids using certain lasers. Treating the upper eyelids with lasers usuallly requires special protective eyeshields that are placed inside the eye along with a protective lubricant and numbing drops. Very important to make sure the doctor is highly experienced and trained to perform these treatments.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What is a retroaortic left renal vein?

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Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 17 years experience
Anatomical Variant: In most people the left renal vein passes in front of the aorta. A retro aortic renal vein is an anatomical variation in which the left renal vein passes behind the aorta.

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