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How is chronic liver disease connected to hematemesis?

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In brief: Big veins in stomach

Blood from all intestines including the stomach and esophagus drain through the liver before going through the heart through the portal system. If you have chronic liver disease, this portal system can get backed up, and the result will be engorged or enlarged veins in the esophagus or stomach, called varices.
These engorged veins can bleed very easily leading to hematemesis.

In brief: Big veins in stomach

Blood from all intestines including the stomach and esophagus drain through the liver before going through the heart through the portal system. If you have chronic liver disease, this portal system can get backed up, and the result will be engorged or enlarged veins in the esophagus or stomach, called varices.
These engorged veins can bleed very easily leading to hematemesis.
Dr. Vineet Choudhry
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Complications

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

In brief: Complications

Cirrhosis may lead to varies that ten may bleed (hematemesis).
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Dr. Jason Hemming
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