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Question: Fecal hair growth


 grant07 - Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:22 pm

My daughter had a bowel movement in her clothes. She hid her underwear behind the toilet. When her dad found the underwear a few days later there were these long dark black hairs growing out of her feces. They are approximately 6-8" long and have grown right through the underwear. Should I be concerned that there is something medically wrong with her?
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:00 am

User avatar Hello,From what I understand from history of passing out hairs in the faeces this could be Trichobezoar in which the patient swallows ones own hair.This can come out or can sometimes cause obstruction.Trichophagia is eating ones own hair and might represent severe stress.Do show her to your doctor and this problem can be tackled for sure.

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