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Is it harmful to accidentally swallow a piece of my top denture?

Is it harmful to accidentally swallow a piece of my top denture?

Vs. On purpose?: If you could swallow it easily; yeah, otherwise it wouldn't be an ''accident''. As long as!) no difficulty in next, 6hrs., 12 hrs or 18.5 hrs & you can take pride in ''creative bowel movements'', you will be ok.
If not, what do we do?
Right, tell your physician. Umm, right away. ...Read more

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What can you happen if you accidentally swallow a cigarette, can it be harmful to you?

What can you happen if you accidentally swallow a cigarette, can it be harmful to you?

If it's lit.: Burn hazard aside, the nicotine contained in a single cigarette is not dangerous to an adult. The same cannot be said for infants and toddlers- 2mg (the amount if nicotine that could be found in a cigarette) can be lethal to a 2 year old. Keep your smokes away from your kids. ...Read more

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I accidentally swallowed a porcelain denture jacket tooth while eating banana, is it dangerous? Will it pass when I move my bowel?

I accidentally swallowed a porcelain denture jacket tooth while eating banana, is it dangerous? Will it pass when I move my bowel?

Yes and no: While it is likely it will pass through, an x-ray of your GI tract is still a good idea as it could become trapped in your color especially if you have any diverticuli or in pouches in your colon. You can check your stool via screening it as well. ...Read more

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Just for reference, do you get sick if you accidentally swallow a piece of thread? What most likely will happened to you? Please help. Am I in danger?

The piece of thread: Will most likely pass through your system. Now - if you ate a whole spool of thread- that might cause a bezoar and be a different matter. You will most likely be fine. ...Read more

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Can you accidentally swallow a piece of dust or hair? I always get a feeling that there is dust in the back of my throat or tongue.

Can you accidentally swallow a piece of dust or hair? I always get a feeling that there is dust in the back of my throat or tongue.

Post nasal drip: You should consult a physician. You may be suffering from allergies and postnasal drip. Allergy medication like antihistamine and nasal spray and neti poti sinus rinse can help. Consult a physician or an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to accidentally swallow a broken piece of tooth? And how long until I know I'll be okay?

Is it dangerous to accidentally swallow a broken piece of tooth? And how long until I know I'll be okay?

Broken tooth: The broken piece should pass without a problem. Call your dentist to have that broken tooth evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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What will happen if accidentally swallow two seeds of an tamarind?

What will happen if accidentally swallow two seeds of an tamarind?

Probably nothing: People all over the world accidentally swallow a couple of seeds every once in a while. Usually nothing happens. ...Read more

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What happens if you accidentally swallow fluoride toothpaste?

What happens if you accidentally swallow fluoride toothpaste?

Not much: Generally swallowing small amounts of toothpaste will have no effect. Swallowing flouride alone during a flouride treatment can cause temporary nausea. ...Read more

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Is it possible to accidentally swallow a sewing needle?

Is it possible to accidentally swallow a sewing needle?

Absolutely: The needle can be swallowed or worse get stuck in the back of throat or aspirate into the lungs. If this happens, see a specialist right away. In the worst case scenario, it may require going to the operating room to retrieve the needle. ...Read more

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What will my body go through if I accidentally swallow toothpaste?

What will my body go through if I accidentally swallow toothpaste?

Nothing happens: The body just breaks it down to it's smallest particles and absorbs what it can and discards what it cannot use. ...Read more

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What will happen if accidentally swallow the seed of an tamarind?

Nothing: Most likely nothing will happen. You will just pass it. ...Read more

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What would happen if you accidentally swallow a string of mardi gras beads?

What would happen if you accidentally swallow a string of mardi gras beads?

I would be concerned: That if the beads became tangled in the GI tract that it could cause an obstruction. How drunk does one have to be to accidentally swallow a string of mardi gras beads? If one just swallowed some beads, I woudl say let them pass. However, if it is a string - I would encourage medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What should you do if you accidentally swallow bits of ground glass but feel fine?

What should you do if you accidentally swallow bits of ground glass but feel fine?

See your MD: Most likely you may be ok. But have your md evaluate you for potential lung or stomach issues as these glass particles can cause problems such is lung infections, bleeding in the gastrointesitnal tract. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you accidentally swallow a string of mardi gras beads?

Could you tell me what happens if you accidentally swallow a string of mardi gras beads?

Quite a feat: Mardi gras beads are a long string and I cannot imagine how you could accidentally swallow the entire string. But assuming you did, it could string out and pass through your GI tract, or your digestive enzymes could break the string and the beads would be released and pass out, or it could bunch up and obstruct the tract requiring endoscopy to remove or major surgery. ...Read more

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Wondering if it's dangerous to accidentally swallow a chipped tooth?

Wondering if it's dangerous to accidentally swallow a chipped tooth?

Most likely no..: Not dangerous to swallow, but dangerous to 'inhale'. ...Read more

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If one were to accidentally swallow an eraser, can this cause any major health issues?

If one were to accidentally swallow an eraser, can this cause any major health issues?

Rarely: Better prognosis if you are sure it was swallowed (stomach) and not aspirated (lungs). Remotely possible that the eraser could "get stuck" along the digestive tract, but otherwise it will probably pass through or be digested by natural acids. No, it won't erase a stomach ache, and I wonder who the "one" is who swallowed an eraser? Ha ha, I couldn't resist! ...Read more

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What would happen if you accidentally swallow your gumball?

What would happen if you accidentally swallow your gumball?

Probably no issues: The gum most likely will be passed through the gastrointestinal tract and you should be fine. If you do experience any constipation or abdominal pain then consult your md. ...Read more

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I accidentally swallow my gum, 3 hrs later I took my pill. I'm on my placebo week. Any chance the pill got stuck or something?

I accidentally swallow my gum, 3 hrs later I took my pill. I'm on my placebo week. Any chance the pill got stuck or something?

Drug absorption: After absorption from the GI tract, most drugs will enter the liver by the hepatic portal circulation where they are metabolized by the liver before entering the general circulation. This process is called first-pass metabolism and can not be altered by chewing gum. ...Read more

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What happens when you accidentally swallow a small round chicken bone when you eat the rice and you see it was no there in the bowl at all?

What happens when you accidentally swallow a small round chicken bone when you eat the rice and you see it was no there in the bowl at all?

Hope: You hope it passes through your bowels and does not get stuck somewhere along your intestinal tract, so check your stools in the next day or so. If any pain or discomfort, see a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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What happens if you go in the ocean and it has sea lice and you accidentally swallow it, will it effect your insides?

What happens if you go in the ocean and it has sea lice and you accidentally swallow it, will it effect your insides?

No: Sea lice cannot survive the hostile environment of your stomach and its acidic environment. They are immediately dead on arrival, so nothing to worry about there. ...Read more