A member asked:

How are chronic liver disease, esophageal varices and hematemesis interconnected?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Jason Hemming answered

Specializes in Gastroenterology

Complicates: Cirrhosis may lead to varies that ten may bleed (hematemesis).

Answered 7/8/2012


Dr. A. tarig Ahmed answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Esophageal varices: Liver cirrhosis will lead to increase pressure in the portal vein which is connected to the veins in the lower part of the esophagus and therefore the veins in the lower esophagus will become dilated and gets bigger because of the increased pressure and lead to varicose and subsequently increased risk of bleeding.

Answered 4/11/2014



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Do doctors see a lot of patients with esophageal varices?

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