A 53-year-old female asked:
i have portal vein thrombosis due to taking estrogen/testosterone. since i no longer take these hormones, can pvt go away on its own?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Andris Kazmers answered
44 years experience Vascular Surgery
Portal Vein: Portal vein thrombosis wont go away on its own, but may recanalize on blood thinners. Best not to smoke with a history of PVT while on hormones. Often there is more than one associated clotting risk factor. Hematologist can direct anticoagulation duration. Vascular surgery input is advised. GI or vascular should follow you as varices (veins in esophagus) or ascites (belly fluid) can develop.
Answered on Oct 5, 2015
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