A 18-year-old male asked:
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i accidentally swallowed a cherry seed. is it okay?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Okay: It will not do any harm. It will pass in stool in a day or two. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Answered on Mar 9, 2020
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Dr. Ira Friedlander
42 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Odds are that it: will pass right through you with no problem. Did you know that in order to germinate, a cherry pit needs to pass through the GI track of a bird first.
Answered on Jul 12, 2019
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Dr. Philip Miller
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ouch!
Jun 11, 2017
Dr. Barbara Saracino
34 years experience Family Medicine
Make sure you look for the chery pit in your stools to confirm you have passed it
Jun 11, 2017
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Did not know that!
Jun 9, 2017

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