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NOTICE: This condition is a medical emergency. Call 911 for immediate care.

Overview

Bleeding esophageal varices occur when swollen veins (varices) in your lower esophagus, the muscular tube that connects your mouth with your stomach, rupture and bleed due to excess pressure. This condition constitutes an emergency and must be dea[read article]

Tests for Bleeding Esophageal Varices

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Esophagogastroscopy
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Medical Procedures for Bleeding Esophageal Varices

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Sclerotherapy for Esophageal Varices
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Esophagoscopy for Injection of Esophageal Varices
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Surgical Procedures for Bleeding Esophageal Varices

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Ligation of Esophageal Varices
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Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunting (TIPS) is a procedure used to treat liver problems. TIPS is a minimally invasive procedure performed to connect two...  More
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Devascularization
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Splenorenal Shunt- Surgical
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Prescribed Medications for Bleeding Esophageal Varices

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VASOPRESSIN (vas oh PRES in) is a hormone that is normally made in the body. This medicine acts to lower the amount of urine that is made and to constrict small blo...  More
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OCTREOTIDE (ok TREE oh tide) is used to reduce blood levels of growth hormone in patients with a condition called acromegaly. This medicine also reduces flushing an...  More
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PROPRANOLOL (proe PRAN oh lole) is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat...  More
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NITROGLYCERIN (nye troe GLI ser in) is a type of vasodilator. It relaxes blood vessels, increasing the blood and oxygen supply to your heart. This medicine is used ...  More
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