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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?

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Dr. Alexander Barkan
24 years experience General Surgery
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.
Answered on Aug 18, 2013
Dr. Mary Maluccio
27 years experience Surgical Oncology
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.
Answered on Jun 9, 2015
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Dr. Joseph Gemmete
28 years experience Interventional Radiology
Yes: You can have decompensated cirrhosis with normal lab values.
Answered on Sep 7, 2015
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