The bezoar may need to be surgically removed (especially trichobezoars which tend to be large). Sometimes small bezoars can be removed through a scope placed through the mouth and into the stomach (similar to an EGD procedure). Then, follow the prevention measures described.
Full recovery is expected.
Persistent vomiting can lead to dehydration.
Calling Your Health Care Provider
Call your health care provider if you suspect your child has a bezoar.
Bezoar : Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors
Bezoar : Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests
Bezoar : Treatment
Review Date : 8/2/2009
Reviewed By : Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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