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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
50 years experience in General Surgery
Difficult to say: Banding of esophageal varices is a non-surgical treatment for these potentially lethal bleeding sites...Depending on the underlying disease, banding m ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
11 years experience in Internal Medicine
Esophageal banding: Esophageal banding essentially puts a "rubber band" like device around an enlarged blood vessel in the esophagus that is bleeding or at risk for bleed ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
See a doctor: Esophageal varices is not a trivial lesion. It is usually associated with severe and chronic liver disease. It is not something you can treat yourse ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Cirrhosis: When the liver becomes scarred (alcohol is the most common cause) blood can't flow through it to get back to the heart. The liver normally filters the ... Read More
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Dr. Shawn Tittle
23 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
No, it is uncommon. : Esophageal varices are more common in people with high blood pressure in veins that drain into the liver. This is usually caused by a liver disease li ... Read More
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Banding: Esophageal varices are treated with endoscopic banding, a procedure (semi invasive) that ties the varices in the esophagus that prevents them from ble ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience in Infectious Disease
Varicose veins: Esophageal varices (or oesophageal varices) are extremely dilated sub-mucosal veins in the lower third of the esophagus.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Isobe
53 years experience in Phlebology
Keep working: Esophageal varices can bleed and if you presented this way and have been appropriately treated then ask your physician when to return to work. Known ... Read More
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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience in Internal Medicine
Liver disease: Varices are seen commonly in liver disease. So it depends on what liver disease we are talking about. For example hepatitis c isn't genetic but wilson ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Isobe
53 years experience in Phlebology
No: The varices are another route of blood return to your heart due to liver scarring or blockage of the blood that should enter the liver from the GI tra ... Read More

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