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what happens if you swallow a cap

A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Usually not: People all over the world accidentally swallow little bones, fruit seeds, pieces of objects like toys or jewelry every once in a while. Usually nothin ... Read More

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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Should be fine : The odds are close to 100% that it passed in your stool within a day or two of your swallowing it; your body certainly cannot digest or absorb it and ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Shouldn't be problem: As long as small objects make it to your stomach, they will travel through your system within the next 4 days & be eliminated in your poo. Sometimes t ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
30 years experience Dentistry
Hopefully its passed: By now. But if it hasn't and you are still experiencing discomfort, go see your physician for a chest xray. Hope this helps.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Russell Lieblick
20 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
How much is a lot?: As an adult, you'd have to actively be trying to eat toothpaste to have any adverse affect. It likely would make you nauseated. A child can have the ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Go to the ER: Any electronic device that is swallowed requires emergent evaluation. This is especially important for batteries (the small disc batteries tend to fi ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
Might get sick: Depends on how much. It can be up to 19% alcohol, so not so good. The mix of everything might give you a stomach problem or cause you to vomit ... Or ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Windisch
24 years experience Pediatrics
Infection: You could be getting an infection that can be easily treated by your physician. Don't suffer, get help.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Nothign: The mosquito will die.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Nothing: Unless the piece of metal cuts or pierces the gut lining badly.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not time release now: It will become immediate release. Depending on what the medication is - that could be unsafe. You can ask your pharmacist more about the medication ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Susan Stpierre
29 years experience Family Medicine
Not a problem: Styrofoam in your mouth will not cause any problems. If it is swallowed and is a very small piece (like the size or a dime or less), it should have n ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
28 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Knee Arthroscopy: A knee "scope" implies an arthroscopic surgery of the knee joint. In this procedure, we will use 2 or 3 small incisions to examine the inside of the ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Usually nothing: Works out all right in the end. Will pass within a few days.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It could tear: Tissue in your GI tract.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
You can not move: Rracture elbow is treated with immobolising the elbow with cast or a splint and should not be moved as it can cause complications.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
23 years experience Family Medicine
If...: If it becomes more inflamed, grows larger, keeps presenting pus or very painful you need to be seen as soon as possible. If it gets better and grows s ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Nothing: It comes out of the other end. Nothing to worry.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It depends on: the composition of that specific type of soap.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Khan
29 years experience Pediatrics
May heal soon: May not need any treatment if get worst or painful pls see a physician.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
No: It will not explode. But if your baby is getting a hold of fire crackers, then your house is not very child proof. You need to insure that the child' ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Swallow: Might lose some efficacy or action delayed.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience Pediatrics
Usually nothing: Swallowing balloons can be dangerous for infants and young children because it can get caught in the back of the throat and block the airway. But if f ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. BHARAT RAKSHAK
37 years experience Dentistry
Surgical cutting: A fiberotomy or pericision is an orthodontic surgical procedure designed to cut/modify the gingival fibers around a tooth. It usually reduces the tend ... Read More
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