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Doctor insights on: Ayurvedic Herbs For Portal Vein Thrombosis

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What is a portal vein thrombosis like?

What is a portal vein thrombosis like?

Depends on cause: Patients can present emergently with sudden onset of right upper quadrant pain, nausea, and/or fever. However, most commonly the symptoms of the primary infectious and inflammatory condition that led to portal vein obstruction predominate. For example, pain related to pancreatitis. In the chronic phase, patients most often present with complications related to bleeding from enlarged veins in belly. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
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Ayurveda (Definition)

Ayurveda programs follow the ancient Hindu science of medicine, and offer a holistic approach to health with the goal to help people live long, healthy, and well-balanced lives. The programs focus on the three basic energy types (doshas) found in every person, and work ...Read more


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What are the usual effects of portal vein thrombosis?

What are the usual effects of portal vein thrombosis?

Portal vein: Portal vein thrombosis is clotting in hepatic portal vein, which can lead to portal hypertension and reduction in the blood supply to the liver. Complications include splenomegaly, esophageal and gastric varices (which can bleed), portal hypertensive gastropathy and ascites. treatments include anticoagulants, shunts, bypass surgery, and transplants. ...Read more

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What doctors take care of portal vein thrombosis?

What doctors take care of portal vein thrombosis?

Vascular Surgeon: Portal vein thrombosis can occur due to several reasons. Gastroenterologists or liver surgeons may encounter it, but consultation with a vascular surgeon should be requested. ...Read more

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I have a 13 year old son with portal vein hypertension. Portal vein thrombosis. I need help. Please help my son. I am ready to do everything for him

I have a 13 year old son with portal vein hypertension. Portal vein thrombosis. I need help. Please help my son. I am ready to do everything for him

Very difficult: I recommend taking him to a specialized center or tertiary care center. There are many reasons why this condition happens and the treatments will be different. The initial treatment is to thin the blood. ...Read more

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My wife having portal vein thrombosis, she is taking warfarin 5 mg daily, but she has the severe abdopain pain. Pl.Give me guidence for relief of abdo.?

My wife having portal vein thrombosis, she is taking warfarin 5 mg daily, but she has the severe abdopain pain. Pl.Give me guidence for relief of abdo.?

Talk to her doctor: There are several things that can lead to abdominal pain with portal vein thrombosis. Some of them could be serious so I think it is best to have her evaluated by her doctor and follow his / her recommendations. ...Read more

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Suffering from portal vein thrombosis and cirrhosis of the liver?

Suffering from portal vein thrombosis and cirrhosis of the liver?

There may be help: Depending on how much of your portal vein is thrombosed and how bad your cirrhosis is, there is a chance that the vein can be reopened and a TIPS procedure be performed. An MRI is usually done to help evaluate the possibility. Have your doctor refer you to an Interventional Radiologist who performs these procedures. Check out www. Sirweb. Org for more info on TIPS and portal hypertension. ...Read more

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Portal vein thrombosis?

Portal vein thrombosis?

Clotting of vein: The portal vein carries blood from bowel to the liver. It also runs near the pancreas. Portal vein thrombosis can occur with inflammatory conditions or cancers. Patient may need blood thinners or other treatments. ...Read more

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Will drinking alcohol bring back the pain from my portal vein thrombosis?

Will drinking alcohol bring back the pain from my portal vein thrombosis?

I am concerned: About ANYONE who would ask that question, and that concern is that you have either alcohol abuse or dependence. You are also on Flagyl, which has an antabuse-like reaction if alcohol is taken with it. You should be asking this question of your doctor, but I strongly suspect you know what that physician would say, and that is why you are asking online. Discuss your drinking with a counselor. ...Read more

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I have portal vein thrombosis as well as a clot in my right kidney and ovary. How uncommon is my condition? Can the clots be removed?

I have portal vein thrombosis as well as a clot in my right kidney and ovary. How uncommon is my condition? Can the clots be removed?

Very uncommon: Pv thrombosis is a very uncommon condition and is usually seen in a setting of hypercoagulablility, the over propensity of blood to clot, either due to medications or conditions. The clots are not removed surgically, but with anticoagulation (a type of medicine which you should be on) and your body's clot dissolving mechanisms will work together to dissolve the clots and keep more from forming. ...Read more

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Do low INR levels cause portal vein thrombosis pain to return in upper abdomen?

Do low INR levels cause portal vein thrombosis pain to return in upper abdomen?

No but,,: A low INR is not a direct cause if pain. It stands for International Normalized Ratio and is the ratio of the patients prothrombin time to a normal prothrombin time value raised to the power of the ISI (international Sensitivity Index) or a ratio of tissue factor to a reference tissue factor. However if it's low it can mean that the blood is clotting more and can lead to thrombosis in patients. ...Read more

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I have portal vein Thrombosis due to taking estrogen/testosterone. Since I no longer take these hormones, can PVT go away on its own?

I have portal vein Thrombosis due to taking estrogen/testosterone. Since I no longer take these hormones, can PVT go away on its own?

Portal Vein: Portal vein thrombosis won't go away on its own, but may recanalize on blood thinners. Best not to smoke with a history of PVT while on hormones. Often there is more than one associated clotting risk factor. Hematologist can direct anticoagulation duration. Vascular surgery input is advised. GI or vascular should follow you as varices (veins in esophagus) or ascites (belly fluid) can develop. ...Read more

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What causes sharp upper abdomen pain? History of portal vein thrombosis and inflamed bowel.

What causes sharp upper abdomen pain? History of portal vein thrombosis and inflamed bowel.

Pain: For most people such a pain would be gas in the gut. Given your history, it would be prudent to see your doctor and be checked out if this isn't a brief one-time episode. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol on Coumadin (warfarin) with portal vein thrombosis?

Can I drink alcohol on Coumadin (warfarin) with portal vein thrombosis?

Best to Avoid: Good hydration status and less alcohol (which is dehydrating) lead to more favorable outcome profiles in those with portal vein thrombosis. Alcohol may also raise your risk of bleeding in the setting of coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more

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What can you do while pregnant and suffering from portal vein thrombosis and cirrhosis of the liver?

What can you do while pregnant and suffering from portal vein thrombosis and cirrhosis of the liver?

Anticoagulation: Portal vein thrombosis and DVT in pregnancy is treated with a variation of Heparin called Lovenox which is injected just under the skin twice a day. Coumadin (warfarin) is fatal to the fetus and should never be given during pregnancy. A 3 to 6 month recommendation is given depending on the patient's other ongoing risk factors after delivery. ...Read more

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Hcc stage 4, portal vein thrombosis and vascular participation AFP 70 GGT 350, age 80, no treatment is done. No physical symptoms. Prognosis?

Hcc stage 4, portal vein thrombosis and vascular participation AFP 70 GGT 350, age 80, no treatment is done. No physical symptoms. Prognosis?

Many factors: PVT and and age alone does not indicate prognosis. Child's score, performance status and the BCLC scoring system can help determine this. A multi-disciplinary team should review. In a patient with good performance status and PVT, with good liver function. AlB above 3.0, Tbili less than 2.0, could be treated with Y-90 therasphere and or Sorafenib. ...Read more

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Is there a natural remedy to prevent deep vein thrombosis in the legs, such as herbs?

Is there a natural remedy to prevent deep vein thrombosis in the legs, such as herbs?

Natto: The Japanese eat a food (natto bean) that contains an enzyme, nattokinase, which lyses fibrin clots. Discuss with your doctor before you take this enzyme. ...Read more

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Hepc, cirohsis, report shows portal vein is mildly prominent and measures 12.5cm. No evidence of thrombosis. How bad is it?

Hepc, cirohsis, report shows portal vein is mildly prominent and measures 12.5cm. No evidence of thrombosis. How bad is it?

Well,: It is not the best of signs. You have portal hypertension. I hope you are under the care of a GI doctor even better a liver specialist aka as a hepatologist.
Were you examined for signs of portal hypertension in your esophagus? If not, you should. Have you explored the possibility of a liver transplant. This is not my specialty so I am asking only from a theoretical point of view. ...Read more

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If both hepatic portal vein and hepatic arteries have thrombosis how long would it take for the liver to become necrotic?

If both hepatic portal vein and hepatic arteries have thrombosis how long would it take for the liver to become necrotic?

Liver ischemia: There are 2 blood supplies to the liver. The portal vein which supplies about 80% and the hepatic artery which supplies about 20%. If both are occluded the liver can become ischemic and die. This can happen right away. If one is occluded in one of the larger branches though blood can find other routs to get to the liver tissue. Also, the thrombus may recannalize and some blood may get through. ...Read more

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What is deep vein thrombosis?

What is deep vein thrombosis?

A blood clot: A DVT is a blood clot (thrombus) which has formed in the deep vein of usually the leg. It may involve the lower, upper or entire leg.
Less frequently it involves the upper extremity. The other kind of clotting is superficial phlebitis which occurs in the veins just under the skin. If either is suspected one should seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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What causes a deep vein thrombosis?

What causes a deep vein thrombosis?

Many factors: Patients with a hereditary condition, called venous insufficiency have a valvular condition that allows blood to pool while standing or sitting, decreased return to heart when not lying down. Can lead to inflammation due to decreased blood flow through the vein, damage to vein and blood clotting. Other factors blood clotting disorder, malignancy, recent surgery, hx dvt, pregnancy, hrt, infection. ...Read more

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Can renal vein thrombosis be cured?

RVT: It all depends upon the cause. If the cause is cancer then successful treatment of the cancer should "cure" the rvt. If the cause is a disease in the kidney (eg. Most notably a disease called mebranous glomerulopathy) then it is not likely that there will be a "cure" since this form of kidney disease has no known "cure". Anticoagulation can help to prevent worsening of the problem. ...Read more

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What causes a renal vein thrombosis?

Predisposition: Spontaneous thrombosis of a non peripheral vien suggests a possibility of underlying predisposition for clotting. Evaluation of protein c, protein s activities, d dimer, factor x and cardolipin and phosphlpid antibodies should be evaluated. All to say a fell hemotolaogic workup is necessary. If these abnormaitie exist consider smoking birthcontrol cancer as underlying triggers. ...Read more

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What can cause a deep vein thrombosis?

What can cause a deep vein thrombosis?

Several things: Dvt occurs when virchow's triad is satisfied: hemodynamic abnormality (stasis, turbulence) endothelial damage, and hypercoagulability (abnormality in blood due to malignancy, increased risk in clot formation). Family history (thrombophilia), surgery, trauma, dehydration, prolonged bed rest, congestive heart failure, kidney problems are risk factors. ...Read more

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What are signs of deep vein thrombosis?

Pain and swelling: Dvt of leg vein cause pain of the leg usually calf when lift foot as flexing, and start seeing swelling of the leg. ...Read more

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Who is at risk for deep vein thrombosis?

Who is at risk for deep vein thrombosis?

Risk Factors DVT: There are many causes for DVT but all causes revolve around 3 factors: stasis of blood, injury to the vessel wall or increased propensity to clot (hypercoagulable state). Stasis occurs with long trips or immobility due to illness or casts. Injuries to the vein wall can occur with trauma from something within the vein or external to it. Hypercoagulable- increased risk of clotting -genetic/acquired. ...Read more

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What are the signs of deep vein thrombosis?

What are the signs of deep vein thrombosis?

Pain, swelling, red: Only about 50% of people with blood clots have symptoms directly related to that blood clot. The most common symptoms, when you have them, are pain, swelling, redness and increased warmth over the vessel involved. Occasionally, trouble breathing and pain in the chest are the first signs - which can happen if part of a 'silent clot' breaks off and travels to the lungs. ...Read more

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What are the causes of deep vein thrombosis?

What are the causes of deep vein thrombosis?

Multiple.: There are many causes for DVT but all causes revolve around 3 factors: stasis of blood, injury to the vessel wall or increased propensity to clot (hypercoagulabe state). Stasis occurs with long trips or immobility due to illness or casts. Injuries to the vein wall can occur with trauma from something within the vein or external to it. Hypercoagulable- increased risk of clotting -genetic/acquired. ...Read more

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Whta are the symptoms of deep vein thrombosis?

Variable: Sometimes there are no symptoms. Typical symptoms include leg swelling or pain in the legs, especially the calves. ...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


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Veins (Definition)

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