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I swallowed a sinker

A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Odds are: If this is the only time you've chewed on a sinker, you probably haven't had enough of an exposure to do much harm. But if you live in a home where s ... Read More

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
EVAL: I would seek medical evaluation. Some objects pass easily through the digestive tract. The problem with a bobby pin is that it is elongated and narrow ... Read More
Dr. Clarence Wimberly
Specializes in Family Medicine
Bobby pin: Most people would not be able to pass a bobby pin. This would stay in your stomach will need to be removed.
Dr. David Jakubowicz
22 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: The bobby pin can pierce your pharynx or esophagus. Make sure you get an x-ray to make sure it went down and ultimately eliminated in your stool.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
33 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Go to hospital: Battery can leak and cause significant internal damage.
A male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Foreign body: In general when swallowing a foreign body such as a pen lid you can expect to pass the foreign object in your stool in 5-7 days. Check your stools dai ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
probably nothing: Candle wax is insert and cannot break down with the usual bodily enzymes. The candle piece should pass harmlessly without any problems.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McMahan
48 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Swallowing a Dime: Usualy a dime will pass through without any ill effects . Are you sure it was a dime - if it was a thin wafer-type battery it could cause lots of harm ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
17 years experience Gastroenterology
X-ray: An x-ray would be able to tell you.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
MouthWash?: Although some mouthwashes contain alcohol, swallowing a small amount should not cause you significant harm. However, in general, mouthwash should be ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
20 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
No: It may be painful when it comes out in the stool, but it shouldn't hurt that much.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
46 years experience Emergency Medicine
Nothing: Your stomach acid will kill the bugger.

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