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I have a mental disorder

Hello. I eat my own hair follicles and pieces of dead skin on my scalp. Does this mean I have a disorder ?
Asked On : Thu, 27 Jan 2011
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General Surgeon 's  Response
welcome to HealthcareMagic forum
yes you are having some disorder an need consultation with a psychologist
sooner you take advice is better
hoping a healthy life
Answered: Thu, 27 Jan 2011
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Psychiatrist Dr. B Raghavendra's  Response
"Trichophagia" is a disorder of compulsive chewing and swallowing of hair, particularly long hair.

I wonder if you actually mean hair "follicles" or just hair.

Trichophagia can cause problems in future as it can block intestines!

Do seek out professional help.

Good Luck
Answered: Thu, 27 Jan 2011
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