A 54-year-old member asked:
i had a sigmoid colectomy 9/2018. 3 weeks home i developed massive portal vein clot. i have had ab pain, nausea, excessive weight gain since, tho i dont eat. labs and cts remain good. what was missed? i feel awful and cant work. my health tanked!
1 doctor answer
Dr. Shaban Faruqui answered
Specializes in Gastroenterology
High index of susp.: PVT is an uncommon complication following laparoscopic bariatric surgery, Gen. Surg. with potentially life-threatening consequences. Presenting symptoms are often vague, and a high index of suspicion is required to obtain the proper imaging studies to confirm the diagnosis . Approximately 2 wk post operatively, Rapid wt Gain, nausea, Vom,, abd. Pain . Labs - High WBC and mild LFT at times.
Answered on Dec 1, 2019
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