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How long do you need to be purging for it to start causing bad side effects?

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Dr. Marci Dietrich
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In brief: Eating disorder

It all depends on what you mean by binging and purging.
It is possible for purging to result in a esophagus tear which could bleed, electrolytes like potassium are very important especially for heart rhythm could cause lethal problems. Usually these problems aren't severe the first time you purge-but they could be. Please confide your disorder to a trusted adult and a physician and seek help asap.

In brief: Eating disorder

It all depends on what you mean by binging and purging.
It is possible for purging to result in a esophagus tear which could bleed, electrolytes like potassium are very important especially for heart rhythm could cause lethal problems. Usually these problems aren't severe the first time you purge-but they could be. Please confide your disorder to a trusted adult and a physician and seek help asap.
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