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What are the symptoms of bezoar?

What are the symptoms of bezoar?

Bezoar: Gastric bezoars are usually asymptomatic, although unspecific symptoms may appear. Symptoms include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, weight loss, feeling of gastric fullness and foul breath. ...Read more

Bezoar (Definition)

Bezoar = solid mass of indigestible material ...Read more


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What is a bezoar and how does it affect human?

What is a bezoar and how does it affect human?

Hair ball.: Some people pick hair and eat it. The ball can collect and enlarge in the stomach or intestine. Worst case, blockage, at which point it must be removed! ...Read more

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Are tonsilloliths distantly related to bezoar?

Are tonsilloliths distantly related to bezoar?

Not really: The two disorders are not related, the tonsoliths are not harmful and the bezoars may be. ...Read more

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My grandpa's doctor said he has a bezoar. Tell me more?

My grandpa's doctor said he has a bezoar.  Tell me more?

Bezoar: Gastric bezoars are usually asymptomatic, although unspecific symptoms may appear. Symptoms include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, weight loss, feeling of gastric fullness and foul breath.Phytobezoars are composed of vegetable matter and are the most common type, trichobezoars are composed of hair, and pharmacobezoars are composed of ingested medications. ...Read more

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Can a bezoar be diagnosed with abdominal ultrasound?

Can a bezoar be diagnosed with abdominal ultrasound?

Bezoar: Bezoars are detectable as a mass lesion on most tests (eg, x-ray, ultrasound, ct) that may be done to evaluate upper GI symptoms. They may be mistaken for tumors; upper endoscopy is usually done. On endoscopy, bezoars have an unmistakable irregular surface and may range in color from yellow-green to gray-black. An endoscopic biopsy that yields hair or plant material is diagnostic. ...Read more

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How can i tell if i have a bezoar or obstruction of bowel? im having mild pain/spasms that comes and goes, but stools have been marble sized fora week

Constipation: It sounds like you are constipated, not obstructed. As long as you are pooping you are not obstructed. It is unlikely that you have a bezoar unless you;ve been eating non digestible materials like hair. You may have some sort've IBS. See a gastroenterologist/ ...Read more