Can Budd Chiari be caused by a birth defect?


Can Budd Chiari be caused by a birth defect that later shows its ugliness as an adult?

We we told there is no cause for our diagnosis. We can not find any medical information to back up this up!

Every thing we read says there is a cause and our doctors dont seem to want to test for anything

Medications: none
General Information: had T.I.P.P.S done and I am now having vascular and heart issues and rectal bleeding

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Dr. Javez Ernesto
10:33 pm

The cause of Budd Chiari is unknown. So it is difficult to say if it is caused by a birth defect. MRI and Doppler ultrasound would show abnormalities in liver, spleen and veins. Since it is a rare condition with varying symptoms, diagnosis is uncommon and difficult. TIPS is one of the treatments for Budd Chiari, Others are the use of anticoagulants and vascular stents So in a way your Doctors have done the necessary investigation and are treating your problems as they believe it should be. Whether it is officially termed as Budd Chiari or not is only important… Read more »

Dr.Honey Arora
8:30 am

Thanks for the query.

Budd-Chiari syndrome is caused by blood clots that completely or partially block blood flow from the liver. The blockage may occur anywhere from the small and large veins that carry blood from the liver (hepatic veins) to the inferior vena cava.

The underlying cause us unknown or can say that why it us caused is still questionable.

Treatment depends on how severe the symptoms are..

It needs regular follow up and investigation following management of the symptoms.