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Posted by: Anon | 2010/03/16

Bloody Stool - Anorexia/Bulimia

Hi Doc

I have been suffering from anorexia but in the past couple of weeks, I''ve started to induce vomitting after eating (sometimes 4 x/week &  sometimes 2x in a day). Yesterday I vomitted twice and I went to the loo today &  there was bright red blood when I wiped (I mainly just had gas).

Do I need to see my doctor? I read that this could be due to trauma of the oesophagus?

Anon

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Our expert says:
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Hallo Anon
Yes, inducing vormiting can cause severe damage to the esophagus and mouth as well as your teeth. You also lose a lot of important electrolytes that can cause heart arrythmias and muscle weakness. Please see your doctor as you urgently need to get treatment to help you with the anorexia/bulimia. It is a dangerous disease that can kill you.
Dr Bets

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Posted by: Honey | 2010/03/16

My dear, you should have gone to a doctor the second this disorder started. People read about these problems that happen when they do this to themselves but the health implications don''t seem to be a deterant. If you don''t see someone things may get worse.

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Posted by: cyberdoc | 2010/03/16

Hallo Anon
Yes, inducing vormiting can cause severe damage to the esophagus and mouth as well as your teeth. You also lose a lot of important electrolytes that can cause heart arrythmias and muscle weakness. Please see your doctor as you urgently need to get treatment to help you with the anorexia/bulimia. It is a dangerous disease that can kill you.
Dr Bets

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