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My sister says she has esophageal varices. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Liver disease

Varices are seen commonly in liver disease.
So it depends on what liver disease we are talking about. For example hepatitis c isn't genetic but wilson's disease and hereditary hemachromatosis are.

In brief: Liver disease

Varices are seen commonly in liver disease.
So it depends on what liver disease we are talking about. For example hepatitis c isn't genetic but wilson's disease and hereditary hemachromatosis are.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Esophageal varices

Esophageal varices is one of the signs of / can develop in chronic liver disease.
Most common causes of chonic liver disease are alcohol and hepatitis c or b-- these are not hereditary/genetics. A few genetic abnormality-however can also cause chonic liver disease- for instance---> hemochromatosis, primary biliary cirrhosis, wilson disease.

In brief: Esophageal varices

Esophageal varices is one of the signs of / can develop in chronic liver disease.
Most common causes of chonic liver disease are alcohol and hepatitis c or b-- these are not hereditary/genetics. A few genetic abnormality-however can also cause chonic liver disease- for instance---> hemochromatosis, primary biliary cirrhosis, wilson disease.
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