Digestive System Disorders

Expert reports about Digestive System Disorders


INFORMATION FOR WOMEN WHO HAVE CIRRHOSIS DURING PREGNANCY OR BREASTFEEDING

 

What is cirrhosis during pregnancy?

Cirrhosis is scarring in the liver by way of accumulation of fibrous collagen protein throughout the organ as a result of long-term disease, most often chronic alcoholism. Although cirrhosis is not common during pregnancy, women who are pregnant with cirrhosis are at increased risk for a complication of cirrhosis, called portal hypertension, because of changes in the cardiovascular system that develop during pregnancy. Portal hypertension puts you in danger of life-threatening bleeding, plus cirrhosis itself interferes with liver function.


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