A 30-year-old female asked:
I swallowed a open staple by accident what should I do?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Andrea Rodgers answered
27 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Call your doctor: It is unlikely that his will cause any harm. That said since it is a sharp item there is a slight chance that it might lodge in the soft lining of your GI tract. Let your doctor know, an x-ray can detect the location of the staple and can make sure it has passed. If you have any throat or abdominal pain be seen asap.
Answered on Jun 29, 2018
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