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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.

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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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
46 years experience Emergency Medicine
Nothing: Your stomach acid will kill the bugger.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Scuba
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Bobby pin swallow: Your experience is not unusual, but deserves immediate attention! swallowed foreign bodies may lodge in the intestines, especially if there are abnorm ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rashid Khan
33 years experience Internal Medicine
Go to the E.R: Go to the E.R. And get evaluated by a physician.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Call Poison Control: Likely not, but depends on type, amount, when. Call Poison Control now. They will help guide you as to what to do.
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
Monitor: Yo should pass it in @3 days or so. Watch for it to pass, if any pain or blood in stools go to er.
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Usually, not needed: Those little pieces of stuff that are accidentally swallowed (including little bones, seeds, plastic, glass, metal, etc...) will usually be pooped out ... Read More

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