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When does eating disorder cause ruptured esophagus?

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Dr. Alan Ali answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Eating DO: Inflammation of esophagus can occur with frequent self-induced vomiting or chronic cases but rupture is rare.

Answered 7/4/2012

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Pressure: More specifically, the particular type of eating disorder called bulimia is associated with a tear in the esophagus due the pressure from inducing vomiting. This can cause something called a mallory-weiss tear and can be fatal.

Answered 9/19/2013

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Dr. QH TRAN answered

Acid: Purging (self-induced vomiting), characteristic of bulimia, causes stomach acid to deposit in the esophagus. This would erode and eventually rupture the esophagus.

Answered 7/30/2012

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