A 17-year-old female asked:
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just for reference, do you get sick if you accidentally swallow a piece of thread? what most likely will happened to you?

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Dr. Jeffrey Webber
31 years experience Cardiology
No prob: Should be ok. Will end up in the toilet bowl by and by without incident.
Answered on Jul 27, 2014
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience Family Medicine
Nothing: Most likely no effect
Answered on Jul 27, 2014
Dr. Edward Teller
43 years experience Anesthesiology
Nothing will happen: A small piece of thread will pass through your esophagus enter the stomach and be digested by stomach acids. Nothing will happen to you. Drink water to help it travel through your gastrointestinal system. Try not to swallow unusual items again.
Answered on Jul 27, 2014

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