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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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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 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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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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?

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)

Go to ER/call Poison Control Center for antidote for serious cases
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If you're vomiting nonstop, go to the ER
Once
If you have diarrhea, eat something to stop water loss
Once
If you have excess dehydration, go to the ER for IV fluids
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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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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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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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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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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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