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Can bulimia cause cancer in the esophagus?

Can bulimia cause cancer in the esophagus?

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 more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bulimia (Definition)

Bulimia nervosa or "bulimia" is a psychiatric disorder in which a person over eats a lot of food at one time (binging) and then vomits later to purge herself of ...Read more


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Possible to get esophageal cancer from bulimia if barrett esophagus also?

Possible to get esophageal cancer from bulimia if barrett esophagus also?

Yes.: If you have barrett's esophagus, you are at risk for adenocarcinoma of the esophagus. This accounts for 15% of esophageal cancers, and is usually in the distal 1/3 of the esophagus. It would be wise for you to see your doctor to closely follow this. ...Read more

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What is a lifelong complication of bulimia nervosa? Tooth erosion? Tears?

What is a lifelong complication of bulimia nervosa? Tooth erosion? Tears?

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 more

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Describe the disorder called a tear in the food pipe (esophagus).?

Several causes: There can be several causes for a tear. If no history of foreign instrumentation, tears can be caused by vomiting repeatedly causing trauma to the esophagus. Swallowing toxic liquids , reflux, or certain pills getting stuck can cause ulcers as well. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of an esophageal tear? Heartburn

Severe chest pain: This can occur with severe vomiting. If this is followed by bright red vomit, you need to go to the ER to get checked out. This can be life- threatening. ...Read more

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Blood while purging. Could it be tear in esophagus?

Blood while purging. Could it be tear in esophagus?

Possibly.: It depends on the circumstances surrounding your so called purge. If you had been drinking, this could easily be a poswsible mallory weiss tear, where the lining of your esophagus and stomach are torn from binge drinking and wretching vomiting. If you ate a lot of food it could still be there but less likely. At any rate, you should go see a doctor real soon. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an esophageal tear?

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

Esophagus (Definition)

This is the muscular structure built like a tube that connects your throat to the stomach though which food ...Read more