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accidentally swallowed a plastic toothpick pick

A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Toothpick: You should pass the toothpick in your atool
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Toothpicks: Swallowing a toothpick can become serious. The smaller the piece, the less likely you are to have a problem. There is always a chance of a perforation ... Read More
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Dr. Keith Leap
28 years experience Emergency Medicine
No worries: It will pass just fine with no problems. Don't worry!
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
23 years experience Podiatry
Go to ER: Go to the er/urgent care! you apparently aren't choking from it but it may be lodged and stuck.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: It will pass through your system within the next 3-7 days without problems.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Do not worry: If you swallowed it, not inhaled it, there is no reason to worry. It will come out of the other end on its own.
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A male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
No harm will come: It will not cause any harm.The plastic piece will be excreted in the feces sooner or later.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Nothing: Plastic fork pieces are non-toxic and do not have significantly sharp outside edges even if broken. Your intestines are used to reacting to sharp obj ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
24 years experience Family Medicine
Watch for symptoms: When you swallow something that is small usually the body gets rid of it in your stools. However, if the object is significantly large it might cause ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
ER: Go to ER they can check your throat visually or get the procedure done by an Ear Nose and Throat specialist.

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