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What are the symptoms of an esophageal tear?

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

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What are symptoms of an esophageal tear? Heartburn

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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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?

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

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What causes holes to tear in the esophagus?

What causes holes to tear in the esophagus?

Rare : Esophageal perforations are not common. It can occur in the setting of excessive vomiting or retching. Also possible with a prolonged food impaction or even severe pill esophagitis. ...Read more

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

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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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