A 20-year-old female asked:
i swallowed some of a toothbrushes the rubber back and bristles;i read this can cause appendicitis, should i be worried or will it pass on its own?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Kathy Robinson answered
31 years experience Family Medicine
Should pass: This should not cause appendicitis. It should pass on its own. Drink plenty of water and eat regular meals. If you develop pain see a doctor immediately. The bigger question is why are you eating toothbrushes? Please talk to your doctor about this if you think it is a problem.
Answered on Mar 5, 2018
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