A 30-year-old male asked:
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i'm a 30 year old male, recently had an upper gi endoscopy performed, the doctor noted "prominent esophagel veins" but said liver function is normal?

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Dr. Opeoluwa Eleyinafe
7 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: There are some liver conditions such as liver cirrhosis that result in increased prominence of the veins around the esophagus. So if your doctor noted prominent veins, it'd be reasonable to see if the liver looks normal as well to check if you do have cirrhosis (even in a non-drinker, we can still see this). So if the liver function is normal, it looks like things are ok. Take care!
Answered on Sep 16, 2017
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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I agree, but a Doppler Ultrasound of your portal veins and liver itself will add definitive understanding
Nov 30, 2014

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