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A 38-year-old male asked:

drank water from a glass. noticed glass was chipped and missing piece. didnt feel glass in mouth, swallowing or in stomach yet. but wondering if piece of glass could of been suspended in water and swallowed, or would it be obvious?

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Dr. Harold Mandel
General Practice 40 years experience
Possibly swallowed!: Many things can be swallowed & pass right through your system like glass, coins, batteries, without any symptoms. However complications sometimes occur. Call 911 if gagging, inability to swallow, coughing blood, shortness of breath, vomiting or stridor occurs. I also suggest a general medical exam as soon as possible even in the absence of symptoms just to be on the safe side. I wish you well!

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Last updated Nov 14, 2019

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