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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. It remains there and forms a bezoar.

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