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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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