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Do any liver diseases cause blood clots?

Do any liver diseases cause blood clots?

Portal vein thrombus: Cirrhosis (scarring of the liver with irreversible liver damage, from alcohol or viral hepatitis or fatty liver or other causes) increases the risk of a clot in the portal vein which can cause bleeding from dilated veins (varices) in the esophagus or stomach. Cancers including of the liver (hepatocellular carcinoma, which can be a complication of cirrhosis) can increase the risk of blood clots. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Why do patients that ahve liver diseases commonly develop blood clotting disorders?

Why do patients that ahve liver diseases commonly develop blood clotting disorders?

Clotting factors: Most of the clotting factors are made or processed in the liver, and work together with proteins in the blood and with platelets. Therefore, if you have liver disease, these factors are not produced in sufficient quantity or quality to work correctly. Vitamin k is metabolized in the liver and is used in clotting. ...Read more

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Is it normal to liver looking blood clots big as my thumb during my period?

Is it normal to liver looking blood clots big as my thumb during my period?

Heavy periods : The first step is to do a home pregnancy test to rule out miscarriage. It is common to have an off month from time to time. Heavy menstrual perods are very common and there are alot of treatment options. If this happens often or the bleeding continues you will need to see your doctor to discuss menstrual cycle control and regulation. ...Read more

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My period is not stopping, it's lasting over 2 weeks and lots of blood clots looking like liver comes out. Should i see a doctor immediately?

My period is not stopping, it's lasting over 2 weeks and lots of blood clots looking like liver comes out. Should i see a doctor immediately?

Lots of options: You will need to see your obgyn for an exam and testing. Depending on your age and fertility plans there are lots of treatment options. Birth control pills can regulate your cycle. Mirena iuds can minimize your periods. Lysteda is a great new hormone free drug used to stop heavy periods. If you are done with pregnancies ask if you are a candidate for an endometrial ablation. ...Read more

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I'm wondering if I just had a miscarriage. Had sharp vaginal cramps, late period and after blood clots just passed a sack or liver looking like tissue?

I'm wondering if I just had a miscarriage. Had sharp vaginal cramps, late period and after blood clots just passed a sack or liver looking like tissue?

Possible: About 25% of early pregnancies are lost spontaneously, mostly due to chromosomal defects in the embryo. The usual manifestation is a slightly delayed and heavier than usual period. What you described is consistent with a miscarriage. ...Read more

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Is Ibrance the best course of treatment for someone whose breast cancer has come back in her Lungs&Liver?We are worried about blood clots in arteries?

Is Ibrance the best course of treatment for someone whose breast cancer has come back in her Lungs&Liver?We are worried about blood clots in arteries?

It depends on many : Factors like what type of cancer what is the age, ER/pr and HER2 status previous treatments and side effects including Radiation Rx. So have open discussion with oncologist. They know the best. ...Read more

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Why do patients with liver disease commonly develop blood clotting disorders?

Why do patients with liver disease commonly develop blood clotting disorders?

Function: One of the livers primary functions is to produce factors in the blood that promote blood clotting. When the liver starts to fail it can't make these factors which leads to people developing problems with clotting appropriately. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for a blood clot in your liver if you carry the factor five blood disorder ?

Is there a treatment for a blood clot in your liver if you carry the factor five blood disorder ?

Yes: Factor 5 leaves you at increased risk for clots. A clot in the liver would normally be treated with a temporary course of blood thinners. If you are prone to clots, like having factor 5 leiden, you may need life long blood thinners. ...Read more

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What disease might cause the body to quit producing vitamin b resulting in blood clots on the lungs?

What disease might cause the body to quit producing vitamin b resulting in blood clots on the lungs?

Your body doesn't: The body does not produce vitamin b. That comes from your diet. Vitamin b is not associated with blood clots. ...Read more

Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more


Dr. Anne Larson
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Liver Diseases (Definition)

Liver diseases include genetic problems such as Wilson's disease, infection, inflammation, and cancer. The liver carries out many functions in our body including metabolizing drugs and ...Read more