Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry AnswersBack to Psychiatry Answers List
If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge (www.doctorslounge.com) does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.
DISCLAIMER: The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.
Date of last update: 8/24/2017.
Forum Name: Psychiatric Topics
|mellypie679 - Sat Jan 10, 2004 12:54 pm||
Hi, I have had self induced throwing up for the past nine months....lately it hasn't been everyday and I really wasn't too worried about it untill about two months ago when my eyes got really swollen and dark underneath. Sometimes it goes away and sometimes it comes back. I don't throw up everything I eat eaither. I want to know if i stop now, will my eyes ever go back to normal??? Please i really need help :( :?:
|Dr. Russell M - Sat Jan 10, 2004 4:50 pm||
Edema [swelling] is known to occur in patients with bulimia who have hypoalbuminemia [decreased albumin protein in blood] from malnourishment; but, they tend to occur more in the feet and hands. If indeed your swelling of eyes is due to bulimia, you had better consult a doctor, preferably, a psychiatrist.
|| Check a doctor's response to similar questions|
Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?
Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community
Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.
Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.