Portal Hypertension is an increase in the pressure within the portal vein, which carries Blood from the Digestive Organ to the Liver. The most common cause is Cirrhosis of the liver, but Thrombosis (Clotting) might also be the cause.
- Blood in Vomiting
- Bleeding from Varices
- Gastrointestinal Bleeding
- Black, Tarry Stools or Blood in Stool
- Ascites: An accumulation of fluid in the abdomen.
- Endoscopic Examination
- Ultrasound Studies
- Lab Tests
They confirm that you have variceal bleeding. Further treatment is necessary to reduce the risk of recurrent bleeding.