Esophageal Varices

About- Esophageal varices are abnormal, enlarged, or swollen veins on the lining of the esophagus (the tube that connects the throat and stomach).
 
Symptoms-
Esophageal varices  Abdominal pain
Esophageal varices  Black, tarry or bloody stools
Esophageal varices  Vomiting blood 
Esophageal varices  Lightheadedness
Esophageal varices  Unconsciousness
 
Causes-
Esophageal varices  A parasitic infection
Esophageal varices  Blood clot (thrombosis) in the portal vein
Esophageal varices  Budd-Chiari syndrome
Esophageal varices  Cirrhosis
Esophageal varices  Portal hypertension
 
Specialists to visit
Gastroenterologist Gastroenterologist

Gastroenterologist Hepatologist
Gastroenterologist Interventional Radiologist

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References-
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://my.clevelandclinic.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.health.harvard.edu
 

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