Overview

Severe and prolonged vomiting can result in lacerations (tears) in the lining of the esophagus. Mallory-Weiss syndrome (MWS) is a tear in the mucous membrane (inner lining) where the esophagus meets the stomach. Most tears heal within a few days w[read article]

Tests for Mallory-Weiss Syndrome

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An esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) test is performed to examine the lining of your esophagus. The esophagus is the muscular tube that connects your throat to your ...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Blood Coagulation Tests
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Imagine red blood cells as the subway system of your blood. They transport oxygen and nutrients to various locations in your body, making their role vital to your h...  More
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A red blood cell count is a blood test that your doctor uses to find out how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have in your blood. It is also called an erythrocyte co...  More
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Endoscopy is a procedure that uses specialized tools to view and operate on the internal organs and vessels of your body. This allows surgeons to view problems with...  More
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Medical Procedures for Mallory-Weiss Syndrome

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Blood Transfusion
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Intravenous Fluid Replacement
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Surgical Procedures for Mallory-Weiss Syndrome

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Electrocauterization is a surgical procedure in which a surgeon or doctor uses electricity to heat tissue. The purpose is to: prevent or stop bleeding after an...  More
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Prescribed Medications for Mallory-Weiss Syndrome

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EPINEPHRINE (ep i NEF rin) helps open up air passages and makes breathing easier for people with mild asthma.  More
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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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Over the Counter Medications for Mallory-Weiss Syndrome

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EPINEPHRINE (ep i NEF rin) helps open up air passages and makes breathing easier for people with mild asthma.  More
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