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Hello, i need some help.  i had a liver transplant 16 months ago.  i had been doing fine until this  past summer.  i had got two blood infections..sepis and was in and out of hospital all summer.  during this time i had a CT scan.  it showed i still have an enlarged spleen.  also showed i had prominent gastrosplenic varices.  all of my wbc and rbc is not looking to good...both low and platlet low.  i need to know if this is normal post transplant?  i did have a lot if varices before TP....did have a couple bleeds.  thanks for your time.  any feedback would help
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i presume that the transplant is overall functioning well.  Very often the spleen doesnt return to normal size post-transplant as it has become fibrotic.  it is not unusual to still see remnants of previous varices.  Transplant meds can make the counts lower
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