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Question: Bulemia/vomiting up blood


 kristiblue - Thu Mar 17, 2005 4:50 pm

I have had bulemia off and on for 15 years. I am 35 yrs old. I threw up after lunch and saw blood. My esophogus now feels swollen and hard to swallow. Should I go to the hospital?
 Kathy C, RN - Thu Mar 17, 2005 6:25 pm

Hi Kristi, I would definitly suggest you go and get evaluated. as you may be aware this can cause multiple problems:
Possible Complications
Fluid and electrolyte imbalance from vomiting; dental disease; stomach rupture (rare)
Without treatment, complications can be fatal.
Bulemia is a psychological eating disorder characterized by abnormal perception of body image, constant craving for food and binge eating, followed by self-induced vomiting or laxative use. Pleas seek treatment you are worth it.....

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