Portal htn. Yes. As the liver becomes fibrotic the blood from the portal vein sees greater resistance and pressure in the portal vein rises.
Yes. Portal hypertension is a common consequence of cirrhosis and at the root of many of its complications.
YES. Almost always.
Yes. They swell, distend their capsules, and that hurts. Read more...
I have cirrhosis with signs of portal hypertension. Fluid around liver & spleen pain. Is it possible to still have good blood counts which I have?!
Yes. There are numerous markers for progression of liver cirrhosis, and platelets / blood counts are just one of them. There are a number of other tests that can be used to determine how well your liver is functioning: PT/INR, Albumin, etc. To answer your question in short, yes it is still possible. Read more...