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What exactly is the condition described as "Watermelon Sto

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What exactly is the condition described as "Watermelon Stomach?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
This is Dr. DavidWatermelon Stomach is the popular name for Gastric Antral Vascular Ectasia (GAVE)this is a condition in which the lining of the stomach bleeds, causing it to look like the characteristic stripes of a watermelon when viewed by Endoscopy scope procedure looking on the inside of your stomachit is not because you have a large, bloated or fat stomachhere is a medical article about ithttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2911825/it is a rare condition and is though to be associated with liver or kidney or heart disease but its cause is unknownit can cause severe bleeding from the inside of your stomachlet me know if you have other questions.if done for now, please leave positive rating of 3-5 stars so I can get credit for helping you todaywe only get credit for helping clients after positive feedbackyou can always reach me directly with "a question for Dr. David" in the medicine or oncology categories if you have other questionshere is my website if you need to reach me:http://www.justanswer.com/medical/expert-dr-david/Thanks for using JustAnswers.com
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