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How big is a bezoar that cannot pass through the body?

In order to pass through the openings of the digestive system, bezoars need to be smaller than three-quarters of an inch, or two centimeters, in diameter. Some are small enough to pass through the body. About 75% need to be broken up or surgically removed by a doctor.

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