Esophageal Varices are dilated blood vessels that can be found in the wall of the esophagus. This condition is usually caused by portal hypertension, which is a consequence of chronic liver disease. These blood vessels are not symptomatic unless they rupture which could potentially be a life-threatening condition. If they rupture, they can cause the patient to vomit blood, notice bloody stool, feel dizzy or even collapse. This is a medical emergency that needs prompt evaluation and treatment.
Blood in vomit
or Bleeding from anus
Low blood pressure
or Irregular heartbeat
or Rapid heart rate
Pale inner surface of eyelids
or Unusual lightness of skin color
or Viral infection causing liver inflammation and damage
History of hemochromatosis
History of wilson's disease
If you have Esophageal Varices, then visit a gastroenterologist as soon as possible.