What is Portal Hypertension? | Gastroenterologist in Goregaon | Dr. Vedant Karvir

Sometimes with liver disease, blood flow through the liver is restricted causing an increase in the blood pressure in and around the liver. This is called portal hypertension. This back pressure of blood can cause a network of enlarged, weak varicose veins to develop in the esophagus or stomach. These are called varices. If one of these veins ruptures severe bleeding can occur resulting in vomiting of blood or passing blood in the form of black stools. In patients who have fluid retention due to their liver disease, portal hypertension can result in a build-up of fluid in the abdomen. These are called ascites.

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