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What is Variceal Bleeding?

What is Variceal Bleeding?

  • 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.

Variceal Bleeding: Introduction

Types of Variceal Bleeding:

Broader types of Variceal Bleeding:

How serious is Variceal Bleeding?

Complications of Variceal Bleeding: see complications of Variceal Bleeding

What causes Variceal Bleeding?

Causes of Variceal Bleeding: see causes of Variceal Bleeding

What are the symptoms of Variceal Bleeding?

Symptoms of Variceal Bleeding: see symptoms of Variceal Bleeding

Complications of Variceal Bleeding: see complications of Variceal Bleeding

Variceal Bleeding: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Variceal Bleeding.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Variceal Bleeding.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Variceal Bleeding: Gastroenterologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Variceal Bleeding.
Treatments for Variceal Bleeding: see treatments for Variceal Bleeding
Research for Variceal Bleeding: see research for Variceal Bleeding

Name and Aliases of Variceal Bleeding

Main name of condition: Variceal Bleeding

Other names or spellings for Variceal Bleeding:

bleeding varices

 

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