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- Q Will my bezoar go away?
Your bezoar may go away, depending on its size. If your bezoar is less than two centimeters in diameter, it can probably fit through the openings in your stomach, small intestine, and colon, and can pass through your body. If your bezoar is larger than... Full Answer
- Q What is a bezoar?
A bezoar is a mixture of material in the stomach or intestines. Bezoars are formed when people swallow hair, medications, fabric, plastic bags, or food. These materials can get caught in the stomach or digestive tract and form a bezoar. Bezoars... Full Answer
- Q What causes bezoars?
A bezoar, a collection of material in the stomach, esophagus, or intestines, is caused by hair, fibers, medications, or other indigestible materials. The swallowed material gets caught in the curves or small openings of the stomach and digestive tract.... Full Answer
- Q What are the treatment options for bezoars?
There are several treatment options for removing bezoars. If your bezoar is causing symptoms and will not pass on its own, your doctor will suggest methods to help it break down so it can pass through your body. Your doctor may suggest that you try a... Full Answer