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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Ruptured Food Pipe (Overview)

I am assuming mean the esophagus which is the muscular tube which delivers food from the mouth to the stomach. It lies behind the heart and lungs along the spine. The esophagus can tear after severe episode of vomiting. Also by injury either swallowing something sharp or caustic, and by blunt force trauma occasionally. It needs emergent medical attention to hopefully avoid debilitating surgery.


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What are the symptoms of a ruptured food pipe?

What are the symptoms of a ruptured food pipe?

Not sure...: ...What you mean by that. Ruptures of the esophagus are uncommon, usually caused by trauma or caustic ingestion of some sort, and present as severe chest pain, much worse when eating, drinking, or breathing. They are a dire surgical emergency. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
20 Doctors shared insights

Ruptured Food Pipe (Overview)

I am assuming mean the esophagus which is the muscular tube which delivers food from the mouth to the stomach. It lies behind the heart and lungs along the spine. The esophagus can tear after severe episode of vomiting. Also by injury either swallowing something sharp or caustic, and by blunt force trauma occasionally. It needs emergent medical attention to hopefully avoid debilitating surgery.


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What are the symptoms of a ruptured food pipe?

Not sure...: ...What you mean by that. Ruptures of the esophagus are uncommon, usually caused by trauma or caustic ingestion of some sort, and present as severe chest pain, much worse when eating, drinking, or breathing. They are a dire surgical emergency. ...Read more

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Treating Food Poisoning (Checklist)

For severe cases, go to the emergency room/call the Poison Control Center for an antidote
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Go to the emergency room if you're vomiting nonstop
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If you have diarrhea, eat something to stop water loss
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If you have excess dehydration, go to the emergency for IV fluids
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What is the definition or description of: ruptured food pipe?

What is the definition or description of: ruptured food pipe?

Esophagus injury?: I am assuming mean the esophagus which is the muscular tube which delivers food from the mouth to the stomach. It lies behind the heart and lungs along the spine. The esophagus can tear after severe episode of vomiting. Also by injury either swallowing something sharp or caustic, and by blunt force trauma occasionally. It needs emergent medical attention to hopefully avoid debilitating surgery. ...Read more

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

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

See below: Perforated or ruptured esophagus is not common and can be very serious in some conditions. Sometimes it can happen after an endoscopy procedure, and sometimes after marked forceful vomiting. Sometimes surgery is needed, and sometimes it is treated with antibiotics. It needs urgent medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the tests for esophageal rupture?

What are the tests for esophageal rupture?

Chest Xray:: Will show air in mediastinum as well as, possibly, other findings (like whatever caused the rupture in the first place). ...Read more

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What are symptoms of an esophageal rupture?

What are symptoms of an esophageal rupture?

Can be: Severe chest pain associated with vomiting & maybe fever. Difficult to diagnose by symptoms alone. A rare condition to occur spontaneously. ...Read more

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What are the concerns with having esophageal rupture?

What are the concerns with having esophageal rupture?

Sepsis, death: Esophageal rupture is often a life-threatening condition if not treated immediately. Food particles and bacteria leak out of the esophagus into the chest cavities which can cause overwhelming infection. If caught early, aggressive antibiotic use can be successful. In other situations, an operation may be necessary. ...Read more

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Does esophageal rupture recur after its treated?

Does esophageal rupture recur after its treated?

It can: Depends on the cause, and how well the treatment worked as well as the posttreatment healing. .. ...Read more

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Could esophageal rupture reoccur after its treated?

Yes: Even after repair, if you re-create the situation which caused the rupture, it can recur. The most common cause is forceful vomiting, which can lead to a lower esophageal rupture. ...Read more

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I'm worried about an esophageal rupture. I would feel pain, right?

I'm worried about an esophageal rupture. I would feel pain, right?

Absolutely: These days the most common cause of an esophageal rupture is during medical procedures such as endoscopy. When a rupture occurs, food or fluids leak out of the esophagus and into the chest. Symptoms include mild to severe chest pain, nausea/vomiting, fever, difficulty breathing, etc.

If you had an esophageal rupture you wouldn't be on the computer right now, you would be on your way to the er. ...Read more

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I know some people are more likely to get esophageal rupture than others. Which ones?

Forceful vomiting: Esophageal rupture is not very common, but can be a very big deal; can cause life threatening complications, ifection, etc. More common in forced vomiting, retching. Bulimics can be at increased risk; uncommonly can be a post procedure complication after medical/gi procedures such as passage of an ng tube, endoscopic manipulations. ...Read more

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My doc says I've got esophageal rupture. What does this mean?

My doc says I've got esophageal rupture. What does this mean?

Break in esophagus: If you were hospitalized and operated on, most likely this is what happened. If not, "esopageal rupture" may not be the right term. I wonder whether one meant esophageal hernia, which is not exactly a rupture but a weakness in the diaphragm sphincter. Sometimes in communication, encoding and decoding the message can be the source of misunderstanding. ...Read more

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Would there be more symptoms involved than just a burning pain in the chest area if I had a esophageal rupture or perforation?

Would there be more symptoms involved than just a burning pain in the chest area if I had a esophageal rupture or perforation?

Yes: Excruciating pain and death in 24-36 hrs
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Why woud you die of rupture esophagus?

Why woud you die of rupture esophagus?

Infection: It can cause systemic infection with sepsis and death. ...Read more

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Supposing you rupture you esophagus is it fatal?

Can Be: A ruptured esophagus is a very serious condition, albeit rare. It can be fatal. One possible cause is it can occur after severe wretching (vomiting). ...Read more

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How do doctors determine if there is a partial rupture to the esophagus?

How do doctors determine if there is a partial rupture to the esophagus?

Swallow contrast: Rupture of the esophagus is serious and requires definitive diagnosis and treatment to avoid injury and possible death. Diagnosis is generally made by swallowing a water soluble contrast, followed by x-rays to see if the contrast leaks out of the esophagus. Also, the x-ray may show air in the lung space (pneumothorax) or in the middle of the chest (mediastinum). Treatment is surgical or stent. ...Read more

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Is a ruptured esophagus connected to cancer?

Is a ruptured esophagus connected to cancer?

Esophageal rupture: Perhaps is most common after dilation for a stricture, and protracted stricture from caustics is associated with esophageal cancer. Mallory weiss tears from vomiting can cause bleeding, and binging alcoholics are at some increased risk. The quick answer is no, but the common thread with cancer is need for dilations when the patient cannot swallow. ...Read more

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When does eating disorder cause ruptured esophagus?

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. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a person survive a ruptured esophagus due to an eating disorder?

Serious problem: A ruptured esophagus, also called boerhaave's syndrome, is a life-threatening and often fatal problem that occurs due to excessive vomiting. Patients who self-induce vomiting/purging are at risk. This is not the same as a laceration or mallory-weis tear. Without treatment boerhaave's syndrome is almost always fatal. ...Read more

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Why is popcorn one of the only foods that can cause an appendix to rupture? How does it cause this? What other foods could cause this? Gi docs?

Why is popcorn one of the only foods that can cause an appendix to rupture? How does it cause this? What other foods could cause this? Gi docs?

Not true.: Appendiceal rupture has nothing to do with the kinds of food you eat. This is an old wive's tale. Rupture is caused by a combination of pressure and erosion of bacteria through the wall of the appendix or surrounding tissue. You may eat all the popcorn you wish. ...Read more

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I read once that stomach may rupture from excess food and I ve been scared while eating ever since! How much is too much? How much is 2 lit of food?

I read once that stomach may rupture from excess food and I ve been scared while eating ever since! How much is too much? How much is 2 lit of food?

Rupture: Of the stomach from excessive food or drink is an "old wives tale" ITS VERY RARE the individual would vomit long before rupture would occur. Case Reports (Single instances which indicate the rarity) of rupture after BINGE EATING occurred due to insufficient circulation to the stomach and necrosis (death) of the stomach tissues. VERY VERY RARE!


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Can spicy food cause your appendix to rupture?

Can spicy food cause your appendix to rupture?

Unlike: Very unlikely unless you' already have appendicitis. Consult general surgeon for specific advice ...Read more

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I'm just after Achilles tendon rupture surgery. What should I do/not do to speed up the healing process? Any medicals/food complements? Thank you ;)

I'm just after Achilles tendon rupture surgery. What should I do/not do to speed up the healing process? Any medicals/food complements? Thank you ;)

A rough injury: Any orthopedic, podiatrist, or pmr specialist feel free to add detail: my pcp advice is simply rest, ice, oral and/or topical anti-inflammatories, and gentle, progressive foot stretching exercises. Follow your surgeon's plan. In addition to pt, eating a high protein diet and adding multivitamins to provide the nutrients needed to speed healing may help time is what it truly takes! Take care. ...Read more

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I am suffering heavyness in my food pipe area.

I am suffering heavyness in my food pipe area.

Need to see a doc: Heaviness at this age is most likely food indiscretion. If you have been taking alcohol, caffeine, red bull or like drinks these can cause heaviness in the food pipe also known as esophagus. Please be careful in what you are taking in and go see someone for treatment. Eliminate spicy food for now. ...Read more

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