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My mom age 65 diagnosed w/ barrett's esophagus and prominent veins in esoph. Gi said due to liver and ordered ct. 2-3 glasses/wine a week. Thoughts?
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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
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Barrett's esophagitis is a precancerous condition of the lower esophagus associated with gerd.
Treatments vary depending on the severity and whether dysplasia exists. "prominent veins" suggest esophageal varices. These occur when the liver is damaged, usually by cirrhosis and there is back pressure. If she has liver disease, she needs to stop all alcohol. Get details from her gastroenterologist.

In brief: More details
Barrett's esophagitis is a precancerous condition of the lower esophagus associated with gerd.
Treatments vary depending on the severity and whether dysplasia exists. "prominent veins" suggest esophageal varices. These occur when the liver is damaged, usually by cirrhosis and there is back pressure. If she has liver disease, she needs to stop all alcohol. Get details from her gastroenterologist.
Dr. Richard Orr
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Dr. John Edmison
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Cirrhosis
Sounds like she has esophageal varices which is typically a manifestation of cirrhosis.
This is not related to her barrett's esophagus.

In brief: Cirrhosis
Sounds like she has esophageal varices which is typically a manifestation of cirrhosis.
This is not related to her barrett's esophagus.
Dr. John Edmison
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Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology
In brief: Hard to say
Barrett's is caused by excessive acid.
Prominent esophageal veins are usual caused by liver cirrhosis. There are many causes of liver cirrhosis. Viruses , iron overload but drinking alcohol is right up there.

In brief: Hard to say
Barrett's is caused by excessive acid.
Prominent esophageal veins are usual caused by liver cirrhosis. There are many causes of liver cirrhosis. Viruses , iron overload but drinking alcohol is right up there.
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