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Learn more about Mallory-Weiss syndrome

Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is Mallory-Weiss syndrome?

A condition where repeated bouts of vomiting causes tearing of the gut lining of the esophagus (food pipe).

Symptoms of Mallory-Weiss syndrome

  • After vomiting for a few episodes, there is now blood in my vomit

  • Vomited blood

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Vomiting blood after drinking large amounts of alcohol

Questions your doctor may ask to check for Mallory-Weiss syndrome

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose Mallory-Weiss syndrome

  • Do you have blood in your vomit after repeatedly throwing up?

  • Did you vomit blood?

  • Do you have nausea or vomiting?

  • Did you vomit blood after drinking a lot of alcohol?

Treatment for Mallory-Weiss syndrome

This condition usually heals on its own and does not require treatment. If bleeding is severe, a scope (camera) or other procedures may be done to stop the bleeding.

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