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hillarykay , 20 Dec 2022

Rapunzel syndrome/trichobezoar

Been pulling my eyebrows and eyelashes for 19 years. Sometimes I eat the whole hair but usually just the root. NEVER the head hair. Should I be worried about Rapunzel syndrome (trichobezoar) and intestinal issues? Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you. ❤️

1 Answer
October 25, 2023

It's understandable that you're concerned about potential health risks, given the duration of your hair-pulling behaviour.

If you are concerned, it may be helpful to gain clarity and assurance from your healthcare provider. And if there is cause for concern, they can decide on a plan of action and course of treatment.

If you haven't read them already, there are some interesting articles on the Trich website that you may find helpful:

Wishing you well!

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