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Hi are signs of bulimia clear on a colonoscopy or indeed what scars or adhesions wud it cause?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: GI risks of bulemia

Signs of bulemia: enlarged salivary glands, bleeding into whites of eye, red spots on neck & face from vomiting, scarring of first finger joint of dominant hand from induced vomiting, chronic diarrhea.
Gi complications: teeth erosions, increased blood amylase, esophagitis, tears or rupture of esophagus, dilation of stomach & upper small bowel, pancreatitis, colon dilation & pigmenting (melanosis).

In brief: GI risks of bulemia

Signs of bulemia: enlarged salivary glands, bleeding into whites of eye, red spots on neck & face from vomiting, scarring of first finger joint of dominant hand from induced vomiting, chronic diarrhea.
Gi complications: teeth erosions, increased blood amylase, esophagitis, tears or rupture of esophagus, dilation of stomach & upper small bowel, pancreatitis, colon dilation & pigmenting (melanosis).
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Richard Feinstein
Dermatology
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In brief: Vomiting

Bulimia is a psychological disorder where a person, often a young woman, causes herself to vomit, and often after eating.
It requires medical treatment, often by a psychologist. Bulimia has nothing to do with the colon, which is the lowest end of the digestive tract. Vomiting may damage the upper end of the digestive tract, the esophagus.

In brief: Vomiting

Bulimia is a psychological disorder where a person, often a young woman, causes herself to vomit, and often after eating.
It requires medical treatment, often by a psychologist. Bulimia has nothing to do with the colon, which is the lowest end of the digestive tract. Vomiting may damage the upper end of the digestive tract, the esophagus.
Dr. Richard Feinstein
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Dr. Marguerite Barnett
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Bulimia

Bulimia leaves signs but not usually in the colon on colonoscopy.
Typically, besides weight loss and hair/skin/nail changes from malnutrition, there will be damage to the teeth and puffiness in the face from enlarged salivary glands. If you are concerned about bulimia in yourself or a loved one, tell your concerns to your doctor. This can be fatal!

In brief: Bulimia

Bulimia leaves signs but not usually in the colon on colonoscopy.
Typically, besides weight loss and hair/skin/nail changes from malnutrition, there will be damage to the teeth and puffiness in the face from enlarged salivary glands. If you are concerned about bulimia in yourself or a loved one, tell your concerns to your doctor. This can be fatal!
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
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