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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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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Ruptured Food Pipe (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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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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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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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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Can not chewing well & swallowing food tear esophagus? Chest hurt when swallowing cookie. Afterwards no symptoms, but can it be torn asymptomatically?

Can not chewing well & swallowing food tear esophagus? Chest hurt when swallowing cookie. Afterwards no symptoms, but can it be torn asymptomatically?

Unlikely: A complete tear of the esophagus from normal food would be very unlikely, and you'd know it if it happened (think lots of blood and pain). Esophageal stasis is a condition where normal motility in the esophagus is decreased, leading to pain and difficulty swallowing. The swallowing of hard crunchy foods can cause superficial but painful scratches to the lining of the esophagus. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of pain in the food pipe?

What can be the cause of pain in the food pipe?

Esophagus pain: Pain in the esophagus can come from multiple causes, but the most common is gastroesophageal reflux. Other problems are possible also, like esophageal injury from repetitive vomiting. Please see your physician for personalized evaluation, examination, and recommendations. Best wishes. ...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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How can I treat a perforated food pipe?

Surgery: A true esophageal perforation most commonly requires a surgical fix. A non-full thickness laceration like you see with a Mallory Weiss "tear" is just a supportive treatment to minimize further trauma. ...Read more

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I have lot of swelling in my food pipe. How do I reduce this?

I have lot of swelling in my food pipe. How do I reduce this?

How do you know?: It would be helpful if you listed symptoms. If you have difficulty swallowing, it may be due a narrowing of the esophagus at one or more sites. It may require endoscopy to settle the issue. It would be prudent to consult your doctor as the issue does not seem suitable for this forum. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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