A 28-year-old female asked:
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 answered
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
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