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Bulimia Esophageal Tears
Can contribute: The "purging" of bulimia can result in chronic injury and fibrosis to the esophagus and sphincter going into the stomach, and with enough damage and reinjury from the stomach acid from vomiting, that can result in barrett's esophagitis and potentially cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Disappearing teeth: The stomach acids come up the throat and hit the back of the upper front teeth and then fall off the tongue and hit the top of the lower back teeth. If you don't look closely at hose areas you may not notice it before it is too late. You may need to see a psychiatrist or therapist to overcome the disorder. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Let me explain: The esophagus is the tube that connects the mouth with the stomach. When a tear occurs in this tube, the condition is known as esophageal rupture. A rupture allows food or fluids to leak into the chest and cause severe lung problems.The most common symptoms of the condition include: mild to severe chest pain nausea vomiting, sometimes with blood in the vomit fast breathing fever. ...Read more
I vomited 1/4-1/3 cup of bright red blood & I'm bulimic. What should I do? If it's an esophageal tear, will it heal in a couple of days?
Vomiting bright red: blood is not a normal thing. You should be evaluated in your local ER for signs of ongoing bleeding. It sounds consistent with what we call a Mallory-Weiss tear (a tear of the junction of the stomach and esophagus), but it needs to be evaluated and possibly treated. ...Read more
Pain to the right(upper chest). Could this be symptoms of an esophageal tear because i get heartburn a lot too.Any advice?
Recommend: assessment by your pcm.Get a more detailed answer ›
Probably not.: Unlikely to have an acute esophageal tear with no symptoms. ...Read more
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