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How can liver cirrhosis and an enlarged spleen be treated?

Im a recovering alcoholic, have an enlarged spleen, liver damage. I am 70 year old female. A liver doctor was pressing on my spleen, of course noticing its size. Also She felt a tubular part to the left of my spleen. Do you have any idea what that might be? I know its a rediculus question but I am worried I go back for a upper test down my throat.
Mon, 2 Apr 2018
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Hello,

Yes, in cirrhosis of the liver may lead to portal pressure elevation lead to splenomegaly. If this elevation of portal pressure also may cause ascites and esophageal and rectal varices. So permanent treatment is to create a shunt then the pressure will decrease and chances of recovery. Final stage leads to liver transplantation.


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Dr. Penchila Prasad Kandikattu
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