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i swallowed a metal pen lid. what should i do?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Foreign body: In general when swallowing a foreign body such as a pen lid you can expect to pass the foreign object in your stool in 5-7 days. Check your stools daily Sometimes eating bread or food helps to pass the foreign body more rapidly

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Last updated Jul 6, 2018

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