A 36-year-old member asked:
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is there any treatment for esophageal varices?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
17 years experience Gastroenterology
Sort of: Medications and banding have been shown to dedrease but not eliminate to risk of varies bleeding. Ultimately that is what really maters.
Answered on Sep 11, 2013
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