can you vomit poop?
A Frightened Citizen asks,
Is it possible for a relatively healthy person to vomit up their own feces? This brings up interesting questions -- such as, when does digested food make the change into poop? And just how far does feces have to travel if it can in fact be vomited up?
I am concerned for my welfare, and any preventitive measures that I could take to safeguard against this undoubtedly traumatic phenomena would be greatly appreciated. Also, if you could refer me to some specific cases of poop vomiting, I would appreciate that as well.
No, I don't think a healthy person vomits feces. This happens only if you have a bowel obstruction of some sort.
If you, Frightened Citizen, are actually vomiting feces, might I suggest you see a doctor about this? I mean, you really might think about it...
However, if you are just wondering about your "welfare" and looking for "preventative measures" to take, relax. You need to do nothing. Your body takes care of its own exit strategies.
Thanks for asking Poonurse!
Please be advised that I am only a Poonurse. I am NOT a medical doctor. Any advice I give should be taken moderate skepticism. Please consult a REAL medical doctor if you feel you have a serious medical condition.
Poonurse is an RN with 25 years experience in labor and delivery. Her qualifications include seeing a lot of poop, and owning a computer. Also, she works in Michigan, which she calls the asshole of the universe, so that's another bit of credibility.
Got a question for her?