Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
189 Doctors are Online

Have headaches, been shaky, been bulimic. What is going on?

Hi. I'm 16, female, about 5'2" and around 127lbs. I've been bulimic on and off for years due to my "attempts" at recovery, but I always go back to purging. I often skip meals and usually only eat twice a day but purge it every time. Today I ate noodles and purged and noticed these pale pink chunks coming out. I don't think I've ever seen that happen to me before. I am sure there was nothing pink or like that color in what I was eating. I feel the same, I'm light headed yet have a headache and am shaky, but I always feel like that after purging. I'm confused as to what those chunks could be though, do you have any ideas on what it could be?
Asked On : Thu, 10 Oct 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  21
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Psychiatrist 's  Response
Thank you for writing to us,

Repetitive purging of food material and vomiting it out can cause the acid to damage to the esophageal (food pipe) mucosa. The pale pink description you give of the chunks could possibly be small pieces of eroded mucosa or blood stained food particles. Kindly visit a gastroenterologist to thoroughly investigate your gastro-intestinal system and also a psychiatrist to help you prevent further damage.

Hope this helps,
Dr A Rao
Answered: Sun, 13 Oct 2013
I find this answer helpful

2 Doctors agree with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor