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 Bezoars & Foreign Bodies


  • Bezoars are partially digested or undigested materials built in the digestive tract causing blockage.
  • It is most commonly found in the stomach, and fails to pass through the intestines. 
  • The indigestible mass can be intentionally or accidentally ingested.
  • Small bezoars may pass through the digestive tract on their own or on minor medications whereas, certain cases like large trichobezoars often require surgery.
  • Foreign bodies mostly occur among the patients who are affected with Pica which is a behavioural disorder which can cause a compulsion to eat non-food items that have no nutritional value and also includes object swallowing disorders.
  • Pica is usually a temporary disorder that’s most common in children and pregnant women, and sometimes it can become dangerous if the person eats toxic substances, like metal, or detergents.
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The foreign object can be passed out of digestive tract with no problems in about 24 to 48 hours


At least 90% pass of foreign bodies pass out naturally without symptoms but certain complications require surgery


The success rate for treating bezoars & foreign bodies is more than 95% with complications less than 5%.

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Signs and symptoms

  • lack of appetite
  • nausea or vomiting
  • abdominal pain
  • weight loss
  • anaemia
  • Indigestion
  • Stomach upset or distress
  • feeling full after consuming less amount of food
  • Diarrhoea
  • Gastric ulcers
  • Cramps or Bloating
  • Blood in the stool
  • Mild or severe fever
  • Tenderness
  • Nasal drainage
  • Discomfort or pain
  • Breathing problems

Risk Factors

  • dehydration
  • prematurity 
  • consumption of high calorie foods
  • addition of thickening agents
  • diabetes 
  • Disability or emotional disturbance
  • kidney disease
  • pyloric stenosis during or after birth.
  • psychiatric illness 
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  • Avoid certain foods such as celery, prunes, pumpkin, persimmons, and sunflower seed shells. 
  • Have more liquids and low-residue foods, such as applesauce instead of the whole apples.
  • Drink more water and fluids like soups, juices, low- fat broths, and sports drinks. 
  • Avoid high-fat foods, which can slow digestion, and high-fibre foods, which are harder to digest.


  • Chewing food thoroughly before swallowing 
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  • Don’t keep any objects that is reachable or easy to swallow, especially for kids
  • Avoid sharp objects holding the mouth, nostrils or stomach 
  • Avoid chewing or eating hair or fuzzy materials
  • Reducing the intake of foods with high amount of indigestible cellulose 
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