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Gerd and esophageal varices

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Hi My mother is approaching 60 and is diagnosed with Oesophagus Varices small, she has grade 1 ... thinning, please advice how serious is her condition? Is it mandatory that all varices will bleed, Can ...

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I have varices can I fly ...

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I have Varices , and I am going in the hospital tomorrow morning to have them checked. When I had them checked before, I went in the office (a cubacule). Then suggested I go this time to the hospital ...

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After my mothers esophageal varices banding is it ok if she takes her pills. Is it possible for this to cause the bands to come off? Or the tissue to leak? ...

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what are the effects of smoking marijuana on gastric and esophageal varices? I've had varices banded in both my stomach and esophagus due to cirrhosis of the liver, and obviously I'm not drinking ...

Public Forum Discussions

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I have crocked vessels leading out of my liver this is causing portal hypertension and esophageal varices. They bx my liver and it is healthy. Is there any other procedure besides the TIPS that can ...

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How long can a person live with cirrhosis and esophageal varices? My son s girlfriend has had the banding procedure a few times. Age 29, ht 5 3 , wt--hard to tell because of the ascites--maybe 150. H ...

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My banding of esophageal varices GR. 3 done on 10/02/2017 due to alcoholic liver disease . Now health wise everything goes well. 1) there are need to done again banding surgery after 3 month? 2) I am ...

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My banding of esophageal varices GR. 3 done on 10/02/2017 due to alcoholic liver disease . Now health wise everything goes well. 1) there are need to done again banding surgery after 3 month? 2) I am ...

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Hello, My husband is suffering from liver cirrhosis with varices. There is no bleeding yet. Doctos said it is stable liver disease. Doctor will be performing glue procedure. What should be the diet ...

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I have had osophical warieces that were banded twice last year last time around 7to 8 months ago also a heart attack about 19 years ago Iam 48 is it safe for me to take a long haul flight of around 12 hours then 8 hours (2 hour stop over) to...

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Had 3 large esophageal varices banded on Monday. Still having a lot of discomfort and pain. Liquids on Monday and vanilla milkshakes since then. Doctor increased Omeprazole from 40mg to 80mg, but hasn ...

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My aunt has the NASH syndrome with esophageal varices. On doctor has told her she should have ... had an endoscopy in October, 4 varices were banded; she had another endoscopy on Dec 10, 3 varices ...

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( CTP 9/15), Baveno Stage 1v Portal hypertension- recurrent UGI bleed. Grade iix3 columns esophageal varices , fundal varices Post endotherapy status -EVL bands applied and glue injected. Decompensated ...

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I had an esophageal varices ligation (3 separate ligations) at 1:30 pm 4 hours after being discharged I proceeded to eat, I eat Chichen soup with small potatoes and carrots very soft and fully cooked ...

Mobile Questions and Answers

doctor1 MD

Hi. Varices means dilatation of the veins which run along the course of the length of the esophagus. These are not normally sen . If the reports says so , you have to undergo ultrasonography and blood indices particularly the liver function tests. You have to rule out a serious condition called Cirrhosis if Liver.

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Dear User, Thanks for posting a query at healthcare magic. The problem you described indicates that you are having fresh blleding probably from esophageal varices. You need to contact your primary care physician. Thanks

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Hi, Fresh blood in stool will indicate bleeding from rectum most commonly due to hemorrhoids. Blackish or dark stool will indicate bleeding in upper gastro-intestinal (GI) tract. Fresh bleeding requires digital examination and may be colonoscopy. For upper GI bleed you will need to have Upper GI endoscopy to rule out esophageal varices, bleeding peptic ulcer, stomach carcinoma. Hope this helps