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A 22-year-old male asked:

I swallowed a apricot seed while eating a apricot should i be worried?

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Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
Emergency Medicine 11 years experience
No: You will likely be fine. Since you are typing at the computer i'll assume you didnt get it stuck in your lungs. It should pass through your GI system normally. Interestingly; apricot seeds have trace organic cyanide. But you would have to swallow an inordinate amount of them to have poisoning.

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