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Bleeding Esophageal Varices

Alternate Names : Esophageal Variceal Rupture, Esophageal Variceal Bleeding, Esophageal Variceal Hemorrhage

Bleeding Esophageal Varices | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

How is the condition diagnosed?

When an episode of bleeding occurs in the gut, a procedure called endoscopy is often done. A small tube, called an endoscope, is placed through the mouth and into the esophagus and stomach. The tube has a light and a camera on the end of it. This allows the doctor to see the inside of the gut to find the cause of bleeding.

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Bleeding Esophageal Varices: Prevention & Expectations

Author: Adam Brochert, MD
Reviewer: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
Date Reviewed: 04/03/01

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