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What would happen if you accidentally swallowed small pieces of a plastic fork

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 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 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: It will pass through your system within the next 3-7 days without problems.
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Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Concerns: Unlikely to perforate gut. Unlikely to digest, but should pass through. Unlikely to show on x-ray. Let your doctor know, and be prepared to go to h ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
You will pass it: Small non sharp inert ( non poisonous ) objects once you pass nor narrowest part of GI tract located just beyond the throat , you will pas it in the s ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shariq Refai
12 years experience Psychiatry
Nothing. : Dont do anything. If symptoms such as bleeding or alarming symptoms develop go to the er.
A male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 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 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
29 years experience Gastroenterology
Depends how small: Anything smaller than a cm or 1/2 inch should pass without incident. If it is bigger than that or develop any symptoms please visit an emergency room. ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Hamid
8 years experience Dentistry
Nothing at all: do nothing at all , it we'll probably pass through your GIT track tell it goes out.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Bruck
27 years experience Pediatrics
Probably no worry: If he didnt choke on it and he just swallowed it than it should just pass without worry.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
It could be: Harmful, as if it was sharp, it could have damaged your intestinal tract ranging from your esophagus all the way to your colon. But if it was a very ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 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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