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what would happen if you swallow a shrimp tail

A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
No: These will be digested and cause no problem. Incidental fact: flamingos eat shrimp as a major portion of their diets and the pink color is mobilized a ... Read More

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes : what's your question
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Borade
18 years experience Gastroenterology
Be on the alert: Hi, it seems like the shrimp shell might have caused some local trauma and was probably dislodged when you threw up. Its very important to make sure t ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Naphthalene mothball: Ingestion in children has led to vomiting, lethargy diarrhea, abdominal pain, v appetite, fever, pain w urination, dark urine, coma ; convulsions w ac ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Probably no issues: The gum most likely will be passed through the gastrointestinal tract and you should be fine. If you do experience any constipation or abdominal pain ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Safe: We've all probably eaten more than one fly or other insect without knowing it during our lives.
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Watermelon and milk: There is no danger in consuming a slice of watermelon and a glass of milk. Not a serious concern.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Grossman
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
See: Eating fish is great, but eating only fish will lead to loss of needed vitamins and nutrients. That's exactly why the diet should consist of vegetabl ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Suspect: you would digest it.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Nothign: The mosquito will die.
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Dr. Daniel Steffy
13 years experience Family Medicine
Don't wait: Onset of symptoms can vary by battery type/size. If likelihood is high that battery was ingested then er for x-ray is advised.
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Nothing special: The stomach acid i\they encounter will usually destroy them within minutes of ingestion.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Centrum: Eating a vitamin pill will not cause any problem. Your child may have diarrhea , but otherwise poses no problem
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Webber
31 years experience Cardiology
No prob: Should be ok. Will end up in the toilet bowl by and by without incident.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
39 years experience Gynecology
Yes: but no worse than if you are not pregnant
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Quite a feat: Mardi gras beads are a long string and i cannot imagine how you could accidentally swallow the entire string. But assuming you did, it could string ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
How much ?: If you just swallowed a very tiny bit you should be fine.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
The piece of thread: will most likely pass through your system. Now - if you ate a whole spool of thread- that might cause a bezoar and be a different matter. You will m ... 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Expired medications: Medications that are passed their expiration dates can be less effective, or contaminated. Some medications could even decompose into products that c ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Capista
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
No you will not die: No you will not die. However it is ot intended to be swallowed but if small amounts are swallowed there will be no harm.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Tests: An evaluation for swallowing problems would include al visit with a physical examination. Depending on the exam the doctor will choose to send you fo ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It would most: Like be eaten up by digestive juices.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Arsenic: In material (milligram) quantities, arsenic is a poison and could kill you. Prepared as a homeopathic remedy, arsenic is both extremely dilute and ha ... Read More
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