Can vomiting damage your esophagus?

Vomiting: when vomiting is frequent or chronic it can lead to acid damage to the esophagus. Excessive or forceful vomiting may cause small tears of the inner lining of the esophagus (a rare condition called Mallory-Weiss syndrome [MWS]), leading to further damage.

Can you damage your esophagus by vomiting?

Vomiting: when vomiting is frequent or chronic it can lead to acid damage to the esophagus. Excessive or forceful vomiting may cause small tears of the inner lining of the esophagus (a rare condition called Mallory-Weiss syndrome [MWS]), leading to further damage.

What are the symptoms of a bruised esophagus?

Painful swallowing. Chest pain, particularly behind the breastbone, that occurs with eating. Swallowed food becoming stuck in the esophagus (food impaction) Heartburn.