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What are the symptoms of portal hypertension?

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The main symptoms are

�Gastrointestinal bleeding marked by black, tarry stools or blood in the stools, or vomiting of blood due to the spontaneous rupture and hemorrhage from varices

�Ascites (an accumulation of fluid in the abdomen)

�Encephalopathy or confusion and forgetfulness caused by poor liver function

�Reduced levels of platelets, red blood cells, or white blood cells

From: What Is Portal Hypertension? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: WebMD Medical Reference. The Merck Manual.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on December 21, 2018

SOURCES: WebMD Medical Reference. The Merck Manual.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on December 21, 2018

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