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I may have accidentally swallowed a piece of dental floss. what could happen?

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Dr. Robert Kwok answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

It comes out: It comes out the other end, out the butt. Do not look for it to come out, but just presume it does. Really, do not go looking for the piece of floss.

Answered 2/9/2021

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Dr. Justin Nelson answered

Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry

No worries: No worries, most likely stomach acids will dissolve the product and you will pass what is left

Answered 2/9/2021

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Not much: It should pass without incident.

Answered 2/9/2021

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Dr. Paul Grin answered

Specializes in Pain Management

No worries: The piece of dental floss will digest and it should pass in your stools within a 24 hour period.

Answered 1/18/2021

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