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How serious are esophegeal varices stage 2?
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Really serious
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.

In brief: Really serious
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.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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