Gastric varices

What is Gastric varices?

These are enlarged veins which are visible in the stomach and occur as a result of increased pressure in the portal vein which drains into the liver. Gastric varices can rupture and cause sever bleeding.

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I am 54 years old male, lead a healthy life, never had a health problem before. I don't smoke, and drink once in a long while. I had a melena due...

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Approximately three years ago I had a EGD. I was diagnosed with gastric varices (varicose veins) of the stomach wall. I do not drink or smoke. I...

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what is the cause of swollen and lumpy veins (varices)on the back of left upper arm....

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Usually such symptoms do appear when the blood flow from the arm is impeded. This can be caused by veins disease...

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