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I'v compulsive hair eating since years. I chew it into small pieces before ingestion. Just curious what procedure will b used to detect their presence?

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Trichobezoar

Is a trapped mass in the gastrointestinal tract, usually stomach, formed from ingestion of hair (tricophagia).
It is rare and most commonly associated with trichotillomania (compulsive hair pulling). Endoscopy or UGI study are usually sufficient for detection and should be performed in presence of signs / symptoms of "rapunzel" syndrome.

In brief: Trichobezoar

Is a trapped mass in the gastrointestinal tract, usually stomach, formed from ingestion of hair (tricophagia).
It is rare and most commonly associated with trichotillomania (compulsive hair pulling). Endoscopy or UGI study are usually sufficient for detection and should be performed in presence of signs / symptoms of "rapunzel" syndrome.
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Dr. Bahman Omrani
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: Trichophagia

In extreme cases, trichophagia (eating hair) can result in a solid, indigestible mass in the GI system called a bezoar, or trichobezoar. An upper GI study could detect this, or upper GI endoscopy.
Depending on what else has been consumed, it might even be seen on an abdominal xray.

In brief: Trichophagia

In extreme cases, trichophagia (eating hair) can result in a solid, indigestible mass in the GI system called a bezoar, or trichobezoar. An upper GI study could detect this, or upper GI endoscopy.
Depending on what else has been consumed, it might even be seen on an abdominal xray.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Please clarify

To detect what presence?

In brief: Please clarify

To detect what presence?
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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