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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?
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Probably not.: Unlikely to have an acute esophageal tear with no symptoms. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Is it possible you could tear your esophagus from taking too large of a vitamin with barely any water?
Not really: Not so much tears as just irritation may be possible. ...Read more
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