What Is Mallory Weiss Syndrome?

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2. Causes

As mentioned, Mallory Weiss syndrome is generally caused by excessive vomiting. This can mean the patient is vomiting particularly violently, and/or for a prolonged period of time. There are several reasons why a patient might vomit to this extent, one of which is alcohol abuse.

Other potential causes of the condition include excessive coughing, and very rarely excessive hiccuping is also a potential cause. Somebody might also cause the damage when they are lifting heavy weights. A trauma to the abdomen areas can also result in Mallory Weiss syndrome, as can a hiatal hernia. Convulsions can also cause the condition, as can receiving CPR.

Mallory Weiss Syndrome

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