Is it true that cirrhosis of the liver can lead to portal hypertension?

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.

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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...