What are the possible GI complications of anorexia nervosa?

Updated: Jun 10, 2019
  • Author: Bettina E Bernstein, DO; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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Gastrointestinal findings in anorexia nervosa include the following:

  • Constipation

  • Decreased intestinal mobility

  • Delayed gastric emptying

  • Gastric dilation and rupture: From binge eating and purging; gastric rupture can lead to pneumothorax and pneumoperitoneum [76, 77]


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