Esophagus Tears Overview
Another name for Esophagus Tears is Mallory Weiss Tears.
What are Mallory Weiss tears?
A person with Mallory Weiss tears has torn the lining of the esophagus, where it connects to the stomach. Most Mallory Weiss tears occur during forceful vomiting or forceful coughing. They may also occur in those who have severe tonic clonic seizures. Most Mallory Weiss tears heal within 2 weeks.
What are the symptoms of Mallory Weiss tears?
Symptoms of Mallory Weiss tears include vomiting blood, abdominal pain, blood in the stool, black stool, and fainting.
How does the doctor treat Mallory Weiss tears?
Most Mallory Weiss tears heal without surgery or medication. Treatment for Mallory Weiss tears may include medications that block the production of acid in the stomach, and antacids. Additional treatment may include avoiding alcohol, caffeine, aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications.
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