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I think I have trichophagia and i'm concerned i may trichobezoar 's.. What do I do?

I think I have trichophagia and i'm concerned i may trichobezoar 's.. What do I do?

Get treatment: See your family doctor for physical workup. As long as you are not obstipated which is where your bowels are completely blocked you do not have any particularly large bezoar. Your family doctor can refer you to a gastroenterologist if necessary or simply do an x-ray of your abdomen. You can then be referred on to a psychiatrist and a psychologist for further treatment of this condition. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Been eating hair snc 14 yrs n got no issues with digestion. I chew hair t small pieces b4 swallowing it, would this still lead to trichobezoar?

Been eating hair snc 14 yrs n got no issues with digestion. I chew hair t small pieces b4 swallowing it, would this still lead to trichobezoar?

Maybe: Maybe. It could. More importantly, eating hair all of the time, no matter how finely you chew it, can lead to poorer absorption of other things you are putting into your body, like food and medication. Bezoars, even trichobezoars are rare. Depressed, anxious people who worry about the wrong things and need to relax, take a deep breath, and focus on the important stuff are all over. Be well :). ...Read more

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