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What is the treatment for blood clots in the liver?

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What is the treatment for blood clots in the liver?

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Some diseases are caused by or have symptoms related to blood clots occurring in the liver, such as Budd-Chiari syndrome- which can cause abdominal pain, jaundice, fluid accumulation in the See also:
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abdomen, liver enlargement, liver scarring and even bleeding in the esophagus. Treatment for the blood clots in the liver is based on the speed of onset and severity, these treatments can include: giving the patient thrombolytic drugs to help dissolve the clots, angioplasty to improve the blood flow by widening the blocked blood vessel with a balloon, followed by the placement of a stent and in severe cases of blood vessel blockage, the blood flow can be routed so that it bypasses the liver. On a long term basis, doctors may prescribe anti-coagulants such as warfarin to prevent the development of new blood clots.


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