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Portal hypertension and ascites

…and nosebleeds.   Abdominal swelling Ascites can be the reason for a child’s tummy suddenly getting bigger. Ascites is a collection of fluid in the tummy (abdomen). Portal hypertension can…

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Why I’m glad Scotland is talking about organ donation

…IV medication to treat the persistent infection in the liver cysts, she also had dreadful ascites due increasing portal hypertension as her portal vein had become clotted. We were told…

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Autoimmune liver disease

…symptoms which can appear as the condition progresses include: A swollen abdomen (ascites) Swelling, especially in the lower legs (oedema) Irritability and confusion   How is autoimmune liver disease diagnosed?…

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Glossary of liver terms

…to see blood vessels. It can be used to see the blood vessels which supply the liver. Antibody – a protein which fights infection. Ascites – fluid collecting in the…

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Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency

…Persistently yellow urine Pale stools (poo) Poor weight gain Bleeding, for example, from the tummy button or nose Ascites (an abnormal collection of fluid in the abdomen) and portal hypertension…

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Wilson’s disease

…of liver disease, such as portal hypertension and ascites (abdominal swelling), as well as a nutritional assessment. For those with end stage liver disease liver transplantation is a possibility and…

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Biliary atresia

…even if they clear their jaundice completely, a number of problems may occur: Cholangitis (an infection of the bile ducts in the liver resulting in inflammation) Ascites (an abnormal collection…

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Progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis

Ascites (fluid retention in the abdomen). Due to increased pressure in some of the blood vessels, and the reduced ability of the liver to make an important protein called albumin,…

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Kasai

…extra fluid which otherwise collects in the abdomen and is called “ascites”. It is not needed in all cases. If your child needs medicine to reduce a high temperature please…

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Cystic fibrosis and liver disease

…K, ascites , and an increased tendency to bruise or bleed   What treatments may be considered?   Medication Supplements of fat soluble vitamins may be required and in most…

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