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

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10 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Zadeh
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic
4 doctors agree

In brief: Usually

Also can have shortness of breath, fevers, pain with swallowing, difficulty swallowing.

In brief: Usually

Also can have shortness of breath, fevers, pain with swallowing, difficulty swallowing.
Dr. Eric Toloza
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree

In brief: It's a big deal

Common causes are complication after an upper endoscopy, or after retching (usually after a big meal), sometimes in bulimics.
Stomach contents and mouth secretions/bacteria are noxious stuff in your chest/mediastinum. People get sick-pain, fever, shortness of breath, and more.

In brief: It's a big deal

Common causes are complication after an upper endoscopy, or after retching (usually after a big meal), sometimes in bulimics.
Stomach contents and mouth secretions/bacteria are noxious stuff in your chest/mediastinum. People get sick-pain, fever, shortness of breath, and more.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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