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i swallowed a lot of toothbrush bristles by accident. can this cause appendicitis?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Toothbrush bristles: Highly unlikely, but if symptoms remain please contact your doctor.
Answered on Feb 4, 2019

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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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No: But not a good idea. Hopefully swallowed foreign objects will pass without incident.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
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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 immediate ... Read More
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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New toothbrush: You need a new toothbrush. By the time you read this answer, the bristles will have passed into your intestines. Be careful next time.
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Not much to do: They will most likely harmlessly pass.
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