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Is it bad if you make yourself vomit?
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
In brief: Generally, yes
Self-induced vomiting is generally not a good idea: it deprives your body of the nutrition contained in the food you throw up; acid from stomach can erode enamel off teeth, leading to tooth decay.
Violent vomiting can damage the esophagus resulting in tears & possibly bleeding, which may need surgery to repair. Repeated self-induced emesis may be a symptom of an eating disorder.

In brief: Generally, yes
Self-induced vomiting is generally not a good idea: it deprives your body of the nutrition contained in the food you throw up; acid from stomach can erode enamel off teeth, leading to tooth decay.
Violent vomiting can damage the esophagus resulting in tears & possibly bleeding, which may need surgery to repair. Repeated self-induced emesis may be a symptom of an eating disorder.
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