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Why Are Varices Prone To Bleeding
Pressure: Varices develop because of varicose vein walls aren't as elastic as normal vein walls and because their is too much pressure in the veins (this is called venous hypertension). The pressure develops because valves in the veins (which normally keep venous blood flosing in the right direction) have broken. Pressure causes the veins to enlarge. As they enlarge, the already weak vein walls stretch and. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I had an emergency panendoscopy in june to band bleeding varices, and 2 subsequent procedures after that. I'm to have #4 panendoscopy in october. On the average, how long does it take to completely band the varices. Is the first bleed a sign that evalua
Varices: Varices is a common complication of cirrhosis. Once bleeding occurs varies must be banded. It is usually takes 2-3 session to completely obliterate varices. Also it depends on portal (liver) pressure. One must also be started on medication(nadolol or propranolol) to decrease that pressure and prevent rebleeding. Sometimes one need to be evaluated for tips procedure to decrease portal pressure. ...Read more
Bleeding varices BAD: There is a mortality rate of 30-50% with the first episode of upper GI bleeding from esophageal varices. Two thirds of these patients die within 1 year. Most patients with varices have cirrhosis, 40% dying from associated medical problems. About a quarter to a third of cirrhosis patients bleed at least once from varices. Many therapeutic and preventative options exist--get to a GI doctor asap. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mom fell caused brain bleed 2+ months ago. Now has DVT distal peroneal. Treatment options? Blood thinners cause more brain bleeding? Mom is 79 yrs
IVC filter? I don't: know if ur mom is prone to falling & brain bleeds; if so, anticoagulants (blood thinners) r not a good idea - it increases the risk of a fatal brain bleed shd she fall again in the future. A better option may be an IVC filter (Greenfield filter) which will trap DVTs & keep it from getting to the lungs; however it tends to cause swelling in the legs (side effect may be wrse than cure). TTYD 4 advic ...Read more
I know smoking makes yu prone to breakthrough bleeding and side effects on the pill. Do ecigarettes have the same effects ?
Smoking: No they should not.Get a more detailed answer ›
For 1 year my left nostril hasn't been normal. Very easily prone to bleeding if I blow my nose. I can see a golden color patch deep inside. Cancer?
I woke up with severe facial pain. MD said atrial fib in my sleep. Given Metoprolol but the pain is still severe. I am prone to bleeding. What can I?
Miscommunication : Atrial fib, while a potentially serious issue if left untreated, should not cause pain. I think there was a miscommunication between you and your doctor regarding the cause of your facial pain. Neuralgia can result from many things, but not atrial fib. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer