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Portal hypertension

Portal hypertension: Introduction

Portal hypertension: Portal hypertension is a condition in which the blood pressure is abnormally high in the portal vein system, which carries blood from the digestive organs to the liver. See detailed information below for a list of 53 causes of Portal hypertension, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Portal hypertension:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Portal hypertension. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Portal hypertension: Symptom Checker

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Portal hypertension Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Portal hypertension may include:

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Portal hypertension: Animations

Portal hypertension: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Portal hypertension may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Portal hypertension: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Portal hypertension

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Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The "cuff" more »

Over-diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension in obese patients: A diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension, particularly pulmonary arterial hypertension, is often a misdiagnosis in obese patients. Exertional dyspnea leads to a diagnostic reading more »

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Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even more likely in children. Some of the symptoms of hypertension that can be overlooked include chest more »

Portal hypertension: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Portal hypertension

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Portal hypertension: Related Rare Diseases

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Portal hypertension: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Causes of Portal hypertension listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Portal hypertension as a symptom include:

Definitions of Portal hypertension:

Abnormally increased pressure in the portal venous system, frequently seen in cirrhosis of the liver and other conditions causing obstruction of the portal vein.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Increase in blood pressure in the veins of the portal system caused by obstruction in the liver (often associated with alcoholic cirrhosis), causing enlargement of the spleen and collateral veins
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Abnormally increased pressure in the portal venous system, frequently seen in cirrhosis of the liver and other conditions causing obstruction of the portal vein.
- (Source - CRISP)

Portal hypertension is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Portal hypertension, or a subtype of Portal hypertension, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
- (Source - National Institute of Health)

Detailed list of causes of Portal hypertension

The list below shows some of the causes of Portal hypertension mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Portal hypertension?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Portal hypertension. Of the 53 causes of Portal hypertension that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 2 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 51 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Portal hypertension:

The following list of conditions have 'Portal hypertension' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Portal hypertension:

The following list of medical conditions have Portal hypertension or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.









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Causes of Portal hypertension Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Portal hypertension based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

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