Call your doctor immediately if you or someone you care about has been
bulimia and now:
Is not able to pass urine.
that his or her heart skips beats or beats slower than normal.
severe belly pain, is vomiting up blood, or has black, sticky stools that
look like tar. These signs may mean that there is bleeding in the
Call your doctor to discuss bulimia if you or
someone you care about:
Binges and then purges to get rid of
Is concerned about weight and is embarrassed about eating
Shows signs of an eating disorder, such as secretive
eating habits, a preoccupation with body image, or an unhealthy
Taking a wait-and-see approach (called watchful
waiting) is not appropriate if you think you or someone you know may have an
eating disorder. Call a doctor or an eating disorder
hotline to discuss your concerns and learn what you can do to help.
Who To See
Bulimia may be diagnosed and treated by
the following health professionals: