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what would happen if you swallow a bottle cap

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 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Water cap : You should go to the emergency room. This may be no emergency but needs to be observed for now. Most (80 to 90 percent) ingested foreign bodies pass w ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
In the toilet: It is more than likely that he passed the cap with his stool. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Chao
28 years experience Anesthesiology
Swallow: Most likely the water bottle cap will be in your stools within few days. It is none digestable so it has to come if not then you will need to have a ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience Dentistry
A little is OK: You really shouldn't swallow listerine on a regular basis. But if you happen to accidentally swallow a bit you should be fine. People who are alcoholi ... Read More
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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Lethal: It really can be lethal. Seek professional medical help asap.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
No to worry: This will get churned and crushed (but probably not torn) by the normal action of your GI tract Almost everything small enough to be swallowed can b ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Dysphagia: The more important question here is why are you having trouble swallowing? The vast majority of causes of dysphagia in a 29-year-old are easily treata ... Read More
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A 25-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

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