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Customer: I was hospitalized for perforated colon and got a colostomy. I just saw the GI doctor and he told me that while I was scoped in the hospital they said I had poor stomach emptying and a bezoar No one has told me what to do about the bezoar.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Bezoars are formed by the indigestible materials like unbreakable fibers, medications, even hair.

They form a solid mass.

Poor gastric emptying or contractility also contribute to it.

Believe it or not, the best way to dissolve bezoars i to drink plenty of cocacola.

Coca cola is inexpensive and disoolves the concrete material.

Can be drunk as long as you do not experience nausea or vomiting.

1-2 liters considered adequate in most cases.

We also prescribe a medication called Metoclopramide ( 10 mg) before meals to improve gastric emptying an prevent bezoar formation.

Please cook your food well and avoid too much raw fibers.
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