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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   An endoscopy revealed that I have grade 1 or I (I cannot figure out which) esophageal varices, no gastric varices were appreciated. I am a smoker. I know I should quit, but is smoking particularly dangerous with varices?????Also diagnosed with small colonic lipoma , diminutive rectal polyp. mild antral erythema and diverticulsois. How serious is all this? What does it mean?
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Doctor :   Now the main thing which you should concentrate upon
Doctor :   is the esophageal varices
Doctor :   and bleeding from that can cause blood loss
Doctor :   Smoking increases gastric acidity

Doctor :   which can aggravate the varices
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