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Can projectile vomiting damage your intestines and GI tract?

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Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Surgery - Pediatric
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Usually short lived projectile vomiting does not hurt the GI tract as long as the cause is identified and corrected.
Occasionally retching can hurt the esophagus.

In brief: Depends

Usually short lived projectile vomiting does not hurt the GI tract as long as the cause is identified and corrected.
Occasionally retching can hurt the esophagus.
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: Possibly

Forceful vomiting can injure the entrance to the stoamch causing tears and bleeding.
These are called mallory-weiss tears. If there is a perforation it is called boerhaves syndrome.

In brief: Possibly

Forceful vomiting can injure the entrance to the stoamch causing tears and bleeding.
These are called mallory-weiss tears. If there is a perforation it is called boerhaves syndrome.
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Dr. Karl Hempel
Family Medicine

In brief: Vomiting

Projectile vomiting can cause tears in your esophagus (feeding tube) which can result in bleeding which is sometimes very significant.
This is a rare complication. The important thing is to find the underlying cause and correct it.

In brief: Vomiting

Projectile vomiting can cause tears in your esophagus (feeding tube) which can result in bleeding which is sometimes very significant.
This is a rare complication. The important thing is to find the underlying cause and correct it.
Dr. Karl Hempel
Dr. Karl Hempel
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