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if one accidentally ate a small bit of tissue paper, will it be excreted out via bowels?

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Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Small bit: A small bit is not likely to hurt you. Eating quite a bit of paper can be dangerous and may even lead to acute tubular necrosis of the kidneys.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Which is more effective--deep tissue or hot stone massage?

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