A 28-year-old female asked:
Disclaimer

does portal hypertension always indicate cirrhosis of the liver ? also does portal hypertension always progress to varcies ? no symptoms just came up on ultrasound of bladder for constant water infection

1 doctor answer
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Always?...: Life is not exact. One sign or symptom doesn't always lead to the same diagnosis. If a doctor says portal hypertension means liver cirrhosis, he doesn't mean cirrhosis is the cause 100% of the time. When thinking about the cause, we can look at it as a plumbing problem. Something is blocking the blood flow in the portal vessels. The doctors will investigate to see where the blockage is.
Answered on Dec 12, 2019
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mansoor Jatoi
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: There are numerous markers for progression of liver cirrhosis, and platelets / blood counts are just one of them. There are a number of other tests th ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Liver transplant: Please discuss the feasibility of getting a liver transplant to treat your illness, with your doctor. Wish you good health.
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Control underlying: Depends what the underlying cause is; for fatty liver disease/nash, control Insulin resistance; for alcoholic, stop alcohol, and for hepatitis virus, ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
YES: Almost always.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month