A 49-year-old member asked:
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what to do if i unintentionally swallowed a magnet?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Magnet: Unless it is a really odd shape it is likely to pass through you and to be expelled with a bowel movement.
Answered on Oct 9, 2015

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