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A 58-year-old male asked:

I am in decompensated cirrhosis with ascites present in liver area in the past. yet my blood counts are within normal range. is this possible?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: If you have cirrhosis but not to the extent of liver failure you can have ascitesaybevbotvto the extent as full blown liver failure but you can still have ascites.
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Dr. Mary Maluccio
28 years experience
Yes: Ascites can be a primary manifestation of liver disease despite what appear to be well preserved blood values. In some cases, we will consider a tipps procedure to control the ascites as long as you are not struggling with episodes of confusion. Make sure you are following a low sodium diet.
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Dr. Joseph Gemmete
29 years experience
Yes: You can have decompensated cirrhosis with normal lab values.
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Last updated Sep 7, 2015

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