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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.

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Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Can you tell me if I could wear a corset if I have a blood clot in my liver?

Can you tell me if I could wear a corset if I have a blood clot in my liver?

Whoa: A blood clot in the liver (Budd-Chiari) is extremely serious. The last thing you need to be doing is wearing a corset or otherwise abusing your body.

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I have a blood clot tuma in the right side of my liver. .. How serious is this??

I have a blood clot tuma in the right side of my liver. .. How serious is this??

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.

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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.

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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?

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.

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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?

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.

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Pancreatic cancer. Whipple. Chemo 7 months. Tumors in pancreas and liver. Recent blood clot. Pain. New intestinal blockage. Is my body shutting down?

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

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What are the symptoms of thrombosis?

What are the symptoms of thrombosis?

Pain/swelling: If in the leg deep veins calf pain and swelling occurs. This requires a dr. Visit and blood thinners. If in the skin veins, moist heat and drugs like Motrin are used.

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Are proctitis and thrombosis linked?

Are proctitis and thrombosis linked?

No: Proctitis is inflammation about the rectum and anal canal. Thrombosis is blood clot within veins. Hemorrhoidal veins can become thrombosed and the resultant inflammation, itching can mimic proctitis.

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What is superior mesentenric thrombosis?

What is superior mesentenric thrombosis?

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.

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Are proctitis & thrombosis linked somehow?

Are proctitis & thrombosis linked somehow?

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.

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Treatment of thrombosis in ivc?

Thrombosis in IVC: Anticoagulation and sometimes inferior vena cava filter.

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What is cortical venous thrombosis?

What is cortical venous thrombosis?

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.

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Is non-occlusive thrombosis genetic?

Is non-occlusive thrombosis genetic?

DVT: I assume you are speaking of venous thrombosis. If so, yes there are several inherited/genetic processes that place certain people at greater risk of developing venous thrombosis. Most common is factor V leidin deficiency.

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What is mean by deep venous thrombosis?

What is mean by deep venous thrombosis?

Deep vein blood clot: A blood clot occurring in a deep vein is a deep venous thrombosis. Several risk factors and causes like immobility, injury, birth control pills or malignancy can be involved. Clots can grow and travel causing leg swelling or death if in the lung.

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