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Can a accidental kick to the stomach area create a hole in the stomach? 16 year old girl, accidently kicked in the stomach. Parents claim she now has a hole in her stomach. She vomited for a couple days, some with trace of blood. She had IV fluids in the

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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Unlikely

If the patient had a hole in the stomach they would be very sick and being treated in hospital.
Nausea and vomiting can irritate the esophagus and stomach and lead to traces of blood. Ulcers from stress or caustic medications can also cause some blood to come out with vomiting. The parent should make sure the child has an endoscope to examine the stomach.

In brief: Unlikely

If the patient had a hole in the stomach they would be very sick and being treated in hospital.
Nausea and vomiting can irritate the esophagus and stomach and lead to traces of blood. Ulcers from stress or caustic medications can also cause some blood to come out with vomiting. The parent should make sure the child has an endoscope to examine the stomach.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. Joseph Jeu
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No.

No. A blow to the stomach is unlikely to tear a hole in the stomach.
It is more likely that she has a coincidental gastroenteritis requiring the IV fluid and antibiotics.

In brief: No.

No. A blow to the stomach is unlikely to tear a hole in the stomach.
It is more likely that she has a coincidental gastroenteritis requiring the IV fluid and antibiotics.
Dr. Joseph Jeu
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