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When does eating disorder cause ruptured esophagus?
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. QH TRAN
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Acid
Purging (self-induced vomiting), characteristic of bulimia, causes stomach acid to deposit in the esophagus.
This would erode and eventually rupture the esophagus.

In brief: Acid
Purging (self-induced vomiting), characteristic of bulimia, causes stomach acid to deposit in the esophagus.
This would erode and eventually rupture the esophagus.
Dr. QH TRAN
Dr. QH TRAN
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Eating DO
Inflammation of esophagus can occur with frequent self-induced vomiting or chronic cases but rupture is rare.

In brief: Eating DO
Inflammation of esophagus can occur with frequent self-induced vomiting or chronic cases but rupture is rare.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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