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Variceal Bleeding

Variceal Bleeding: Introduction

Variceal Bleeding: Bleeding that occurs in dilated blood vessels that usually develop in the esophagus or stomach. The dilated blood vessels are asymptomatic unless they burst which can then become a life-threatening condition. Bleeding varices are most often caused by liver cirrhosis which increases the blood pressure in the veins that carry blood from the digestive organs to the liver. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Variceal Bleeding is available below.

Symptoms of Variceal Bleeding

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Variceal Bleeding: Complications

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Causes of Variceal Bleeding

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Variceal Bleeding: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Variceal Bleeding

Unnecessary hysterectomies due to undiagnosed bleeding disorder in women: The bleeding disorder called Von Willebrand's disease is quite common in women, but often fails to be correctly diagnosed. Women with the condition tend to...read more »

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is over-diagnosed...read more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The...read more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria...read more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's ...read more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed...read more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms (see ...read more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, colon cancer, irritable bowel syndrome...read more »

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Variceal Bleeding: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Variceal Bleeding

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Clinical Trials for Variceal Bleeding

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