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Thrombosis 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
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
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
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
My father is recently diagnosed with hepatic vein thrombosis with symptoms of fullnes, itching & swollen liver. What should be the treatment plan?
Anti coagulation: Evaluation for, the source is next, in some cases an atriocaval shunt might be needed. ...Read more
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
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
Hemangioma?: Based on the information you gave, I can give you some reassurance. What you're describing sounds like a hemangioma, a benign growth made up of a tangle of blood vessels. It is NOT cancerous. It doesn't spread. It doesn't cause liver failure or cirrhosis. However, it's important that you ask your doctor for specifics since you are rightfully concerned. I am offering only an educated guess. ...Read more
My husband spent 8 days in the hospital for blood clot in his leg. While there he went through severe dts from alcohol. He was told his liver is enlar?
Question?: Unclear about your question. Dependence on alcohol -- addiction, alcohollsm -- can mean DT's when it is stopped. Treatment in a hospital is often required. Enlarged liver is a common problem with alcoholism. I hope you are encouraging him to get treatment for his drinking, to maintain his sobriety. Consider AA, and for yourself, consider Al-Anon. ...Read more
Thick blood, high inflammation levels abnormal liver function in all 3 blood tests, test back pos for blood clot on lung after dye test, back neg?
This is serious: I trust the dye test was a pulmonary angiogram that demonstrated a pulmonary thromboembolus, and it has also been determined that you have hypercoagulable blood. This is a major problem that will require work with your primary care physician and probably long-term medical management -- more than healthtap can do. Hope you do not smoke. The "inflammation" & liver labs need to be addressed in time. ...Read more
Pancreatic cancer. Whipple. Chemo 7 months. Tumors in pancreas and liver. Recent blood clot. Pain. New intestinal blockage. Is my body shutting down?
Difficult disease: Some blockages are due to scar tissue inside the abdomen (called adhesions), and other blockages are due to cancer growth. A CT scan may be able to tell the difference between the 2. If the blockage is cancer-related, then it may be time to think about a different chemotherapy regimen. But if it's just adhensions, then sometimes an operation helps. Talk to your doctor to investigate further ...Read more
Intestinal vein clot: This is a clot in the main vein draining the intestines. Unfortunately, it is rarely diagnosed early enough to prevent catastrophic injury to that portion of the bowel that is drained by this vein. Hereditary clotting disorders, low-flow states, and dehydration with advancing age are the main causes of this. ...Read more
FIrst: Prevention. Appropriate targets and dose limits; 2nd: anusol-hc suppositories for tenesmus, mucoid discharge. If blood, endoscopy and coagulation of bleeding vessels. These event. In the literature and my practice, this is not common. Bleeding about 3-5 events in 100. If you mean hemmorhoidal thromboses, but actually any: unrelated. ...Read more
Rare condition: Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (cvst) is a rare form of stroke that results from thrombosis (a blood clot) of the dural venous sinuses, which drain blood from the brain. Symptoms may include headache, abnormal vision, any of the symptoms of stroke such as weakness of the face and limbs on one side of the body, and seizures. ...Read more
Another outcome: Could be nothing, could be a pulmonary embolism (from you can get pulmonary hypertension), could be post thrombotic syndrome. You can decrease you risk of getting post thrombotic syndrome by 50% if you wear 30-40 mm hg, knee high, graduated compression stockings for 2 years after having a dvt. ...Read more
Testing for DVT: 1. History and physical exam. If your history and examination are suspicious that you might have a dvt, then you need a: 2. D-dimer blood test to be done. If it is very low, you don't have a dvt. If it is high you might have a DVT and you need an: 3. Ultrasound scan. This is the gold standard test. The ultimate way to check for a DVT is ultrasound. ...Read more
Yes: Depending on the location of the dvt, clot removal is possible and often time advisable. Anticoagulation will help to keep the clot from enlarging but won't reverse the clot. The body generally will recanalize the clot with time but, depending on the size of the lot, this can take weeks or months. The concern in the meantime, as dr. Bein said, is that valves can be damaged and you can. .. ...Read more
Deep venous thrombos:
Deep venous thrombosis can affect any body health in several ways
the most commonly it can cause painful swelling of the extremity, post phlebitic syndrome. It can lead to pulmonary embolism which can cause pulmonary hypertension. If not careful about taking your medication, it can also cause sudden death. ...Read more
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