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Why are varices prone to bleeding?

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 more

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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

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

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Can someone die from bleeding esophageal varices?

Can someone die from bleeding esophageal varices?

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 more

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Why is esophageal varices bleeding a fatal condition?

Why is esophageal varices bleeding a fatal condition?

It can be: Bleeding esophageal varices are very serious because you can loose a lot blood quickly . it can be fatal but often is not. other factors like the overall health the patient also affect the chance of death. ...Read more

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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

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

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Are some people more prone to getting bleeding in brain?

Are some people more prone to getting bleeding in brain?

Yes: Risk factors include structural brain abnormalities such as aneurism, arteriovenous malformations, and tumor, high blood pressure and blood clotting abnormalities. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Unlikely : Possibly a polyp (a tissue outgrowth) , common, and can cause your symptoms , kindly see an ENT specialist for evaluation, good luck ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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What can result from having esophical varices?

What can result from having esophical varices?

Severe bleeding: Esophageal varices can rupture resulting in severe bleeding into the gastrointestinal tract. These patients present with vomiting of blood, black tarry stools and often low blood pressure. ...Read more

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