H&C, This is a symptom I have not come across before. MIke never needed a TIPS and though he had everything else in the book, he did not need TIPS nor did he ever have ascited...instead his legs swelled to his testes from edema. He had the retching, uncontrolled diarrhea from lactulose, HE, very high LFTs, etc.
But now he has almost normal labs post TP, post Hep C treatment, post Aortic Valve Replacement and 5 ortho surgeries (shoulders and elbows). He is bionic now and doing as well as can be expected. Reaching the 5 year post TP was a milestone. He may still have some years left on his liver and heart valve!
Best to you. Keep us posted.
MamaLama, Forum moderator - Hepatitis
Partner received liver transplant (May 1, 2011) FL
Hep C 1a Treatment - Sovaldi/Olysio (March - May 2014)
Undetected since week 4. Undetected 12 weeks post treatment.