Rectal Varices

Etiology

  • Assoc w/portal htn
  • Much less common than esophageal varices

Risk Factors

  • Any reason for portal htn→ pre, intra, or post-hepatic

Symptoms

  • Related to chronic liver dz
  • Profound bright red blood per rectum

Physical Exam Findings

  • Brisk bleeding
  • Blood on digital exam
  • Abnormal vital signs