An enterolith is another name for a bezoar. An enterolith is an agglomerated mass of indigestible material. It is found in the digestive tract.
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- What is an enterolith?
How does a healthy digestive system work?
Riverside Health System answered
A normal digestive system breaks down food into nutrients. Nutrients include proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals. The body needs nutrients for energy and to stay healthy.
The digestive tract runs from the mouth to the anus. When you eat food, it goes from your mouth, down your esophagus, and into your stomach. From there, it goes into your small intestine, where the nutrients are absorbed into your blood. Leftover water and solid waste then move down into your large intestine, where most of the water is absorbed back into the blood. Solid waste leaves the body out of the anus as a bowel movement.
This answer is based on source information from the National Women's Health Information Center.
Should I talk to my doctor about my diverticulitis symptoms?
If you experience symptoms of diverticulitis, such as severe abdominal pain on the left side, fever, nausea, or changes in bowel movements, you should make an appointment with your doctor. If you have diverticulitis and your symptoms are getting worse or you are experiencing new symptoms, you should also contact your doctor. Ask your doctor about diet changes that you can make to alleviate your diverticulitis symptoms.
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