Do bezoars occur more often in children than adults?

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Bezoars are more likely to develop in children than in adults. Children who are developmentally delayed or who have emotional problems may chew on their hair or other objects. Hair or fibers accumulate in their stomachs and result in bezoars. Bezoars are most often seen in girls ages 10 to 19.

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Digestive Diseases

Digestive diseases, also known as gastrointestinal diseases, are disorders that affect your esophagus, stomach and small and large intestines. The symptoms of digestive diseases vary widely depending on which part of your digestiv...

e system is affected. Generally symptoms can be blood in your stool, a change in bowel habits, pain, weight loss or heartburn that is not relieved by antacids. See you doctor if you have any of these signs of digestive disease.
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