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Bleeding esophageal varices : Treatment

Treatment The goal of treatment is to stop acute bleeding as soon as possible, and treat varices with medicines and medical procedures. Bleeding must be controlled quickly to prevent shock and death. If massive bleeding occurs, the patient may be … Read more

Bleeding esophageal varices : Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests

Symptoms & Signs People with chronic liver disease and esophageal varices may have no symptoms. If there is only a small amount of bleeding, the only symptom may be dark or black streaks in the stools. If larger amounts of … Read more

Bleeding esophageal varices : Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors

Bleeding esophageal varices : Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors

Definition Bleeding esophageal varices are very swollen veins in the walls of the lower part of the esophagus (the tube that connects your throat to your stomach) that begin to bleed. Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors Scarring (cirrhosis) of the … Read more