2. How Mallory-Weiss Syndrome is Diagnosed for Mild Bleeding

Doctors diagnose Mallory-Weiss Syndrome first by examining the symptoms. Did the patient first vomit without blood and then vomit with blood? This could be a clue for a tear in the esophagus. If the bleeding is minor and there is a case history of vomiting without blood, then the doctor may proceed to treat for Mallory-Weiss Syndrome without further testing.