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The Many Types of Pica


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Posted 02 December 2014 - 04:23 PM

Amylophagia: A compulsive consumption of purified starch in excessive amounts is known as Amylophagia. It is mostly seen among pregnant women.

Coprophagy: An eating disorder characterized by eating feces is called coprophagy. It is seen among animals and is uncommon in human beings.

Geophagy: It is an abnormal craving for soil-like or earthy substances clay, chalk, soil etc. It is common among children and pregnant women.

Hyalophagia: Pica disorder in which the person eats glass objects is called hyalophagia. This is usually used as a performance technique by performers.

Mucophagia: A disorder of feeding on the mucus of the invertebrates and fishes is called mucophagia.

Pagophagia: A form of pica in which the person consumes excessive amounts of ice cubes or iced drinks is known as pagophagia. This condition is associated with the iron deficiency.

Self-cannibalism: It is the self-eating practice. Self-cannibaliam is also called autocannibalism or autosarcophagy.

Trichophagia: This condition is characterized by eating hair, mostly one’s own. The long hair is first chewed without pulling them from the scalp and them swallowed. Sometimes the patient might also eat other people’s hair.

Urophagia: The practice of consuming urine is called urophagia. The reason for this might be health concerns as urine is regarded, by some, earthy and with healing properties.

Xylophagia: This kind of Pica disorders involves the consumption of wood. People usually eat things made of wood like pencil, paper, wood bark etc. This is seen mostly among children.

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 04:34 PM

Are there any for things like eating dead skin, or scabs, or blood? I doubt it's self-cannibalism, otherwise I'd be eating my actual skin and stuff. :/


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Posted 02 December 2014 - 05:58 PM

Dermatophagia.

Biting/ Eating own skin. Sufferers typically bite the skin around their nails leading to bleeding and discoloration over time.

 

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 06:57 PM

Geophagy: It is an abnormal craving for soil-like or earthy substances clay, chalk, soil etc. It is common among children and pregnant women.
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Pagophagia: A form of pica in which the person consumes excessive amounts of ice cubes or iced drinks is known as pagophagia. This condition is associated with the iron deficiency.
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Self-cannibalism: It is the self-eating practice. Self-cannibaliam is also called autocannibalism or autosarcophagy.
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Xylophagia: This kind of Pica disorders involves the consumption of wood. People usually eat things made of wood like pencil, paper, wood bark etc. This is seen mostly among children.

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 03:28 AM



Mucophagia: A disorder of feeding on the mucus of the invertebrates and fishes is called mucophagia.


Rhinotillexomania, a more psychological form related to dermatillomania

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Posted 07 December 2014 - 01:14 AM

Pagophagia: A form of pica in which the person consumes excessive amounts of ice cubes or iced drinks is known as pagophagia. This condition is associated with the iron deficiency.

My mother does this. So does my 4 year old niece when she's here but that's just because she's small and sees someone she looks up to doing it. And ice pellets are amazing. So. There's that. I don't but see the appeal. Like the feeling on the tongue and hearing the crunch. If it's in a drink I chew it and roll it around but wont get cups of it on its own like they will. Very rarely will I use ice in a drink, would much rather the drink be cold on it's own but even go as far as to just drink things room temperature so as to not use ice. Pretty much out of laziness.

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 12:15 AM

So,geophagy...glad it's over,my teeth hurted like hell.
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Posted 18 December 2014 - 07:53 AM

Pagophagia: A form of pica in which the person consumes excessive amounts of ice cubes or iced drinks is known as pagophagia. This condition is associated with the iron deficiency.

My mother does this. So does my 4 year old niece when she's here but that's just because she's small and sees someone she looks up to doing it. And ice pellets are amazing. So. There's that. I don't but see the appeal. Like the feeling on the tongue and hearing the crunch. If it's in a drink I chew it and roll it around but wont get cups of it on its own like they will. Very rarely will I use ice in a drink, would much rather the drink be cold on it's own but even go as far as to just drink things room temperature so as to not use ice. Pretty much out of laziness.

I'm a scab eater.


I buy cups of ice. Always have. I love love ice. Would rather eat it than drink water.

I also bruise super easy. I'm sure I have at least 5 bruises on my body currently.

Maybe I do have am iron deficiency. Lol
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Posted 18 December 2014 - 09:39 PM

I buy cups of ice. Always have. I love love ice. Would rather eat it than drink water.
I also bruise super easy. I'm sure I have at least 5 bruises on my body currently.
Maybe I do have am iron deficiency. Lol


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Posted 19 December 2014 - 01:15 AM

I doubt I have any type of Pica, but I like to chew on the ends of pencils/pens, cords (chargers, headphones, any type of cord) and pretty much anything small and plastic-like that I can fit in my mouth.

Sometimes marbles or small stones like obsidian/tiger eye and such.


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Posted 23 December 2014 - 06:27 PM

I chew on a lot of things done it ever since I was little I love chewing on plastic
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Posted 26 December 2014 - 01:01 AM

Tbh I have mucophagia, pagophagia for sure and dermatophagia (i bite my skin around my nails and cuticles). I'm fucked up.

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Posted 26 December 2014 - 04:49 AM

Flour obsession?

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Posted 26 December 2014 - 10:50 PM

I honestly had no idea eating ice was considered part of the Pica Disorder. Wow. ;-;


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Posted 27 December 2014 - 12:53 AM

What is it called when you eat sponge like materials, sponges, foam hair rollers, the padding under carpets, bed fill?


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Posted 27 December 2014 - 12:56 AM

Pagophagia... I didn't even realize that was considered a form of pica. I don't do it anymore, but for years I would have so many glasses of crushed ice every day. I wonder if I was anemic then as well... Huh.

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Posted 27 December 2014 - 02:01 PM

What is it called when you eat sponge like materials, sponges, foam hair rollers, the padding under carpets, bed fill.


I don't think there's a name for it is there?

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Posted 28 December 2014 - 02:27 AM

For as long as I can remember, I have always chewed the hell outta the insides of my cheeks/ mouth until I'm a bloody mess :-S... A while back my doc told me it was a form of self mutilation/ self harm, to which I'd argued that it was just a nervous little habit of mine and have since continued to chomp away... Idk exactly why I do it and the feeling is kind of compulsive. Anyone else do this?
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Posted 28 December 2014 - 02:33 AM

Dermatophagia.

Biting/ Eating own skin. Sufferers typically bite the skin around their nails leading to bleeding and discoloration over time.

 

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Didn't think I even had a form of pica but whoopdy doo 


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Posted 29 December 2014 - 05:00 PM

Dermatophagia.

Biting/ Eating own skin. Sufferers typically bite the skin around their nails leading to bleeding and discoloration over time.

 

Well look, now I have Pica. 




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