x
199 Physicians Online

Question:

Throwing up after eating food, Is it Normal?

Dear Ask The Doctor:
What is it call when you eat food and right after you done you throw it up? Is it normal to throw up everyday?


Answer:

What you are referring to is bulimia. This involves periods of eating a larger amount of food than most people followed by compensatory behaviour like vomiting or using laxatives. If vomiting after food happens more than twice a week for 3 months it is considered abnormal and requires a psychologist/psychiatric evaluation.


Have a Question? Ask The Doctor Here.

Sign In to join in the conversation.

You’re in good hands, meet ATD’s founding physicians.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • Board Certified GP
  • CMO ATD Health Network Inc.
  • Adjunct Professor at U Of T

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
  • Director ATD Health Network Inc.
  • Fellowship Training Atlanta, GA

Related Answers:

I was diagnosed with CLE, my Derm never specified what type of CLE but my main complaint was the butterfly rash which...

My niece took 200 ml of potklor oral solution got fainted and admitted in clinic. I already read once pot. Chloride m...

Please help! My two year old swallowed a bite sized piece of gold coin wrapper (the sharp kind of tin foil wrapper) 1...

Hi I take truvada as prep, today I had my condom broken should I go to emergency room to take pep

I have gastroparesis and have recently had a really bad flare. Clear liquids are the only thing I can truly handle. ...

I woke to find a new mole/bump on my ear lobe. It is about .5 cm and the color is pinkish but a bit darker then regul...

I have a rash on the inside of my groin, which has smal puss filled spots which is spreading to the other side also, ...

I saw my boyfriend a couple of days ago. For the second time we had anal sex. Now he is saying his penis is sore and ...

2 items of concern: - a bump (pale, pinkish color) on tip of nose that has become more red recently. Does not bleed. ...

Had and hiv test on Sunday the 12th and it was negative. I got a rash on my shoulder and a swollen gland in the same...