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If you swallowed around 15 bbs could they get trapped in your appedix and cause appedicitis. I did but not on purpose. I just want to be safe?

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In brief: Problem

Just considering or talking about swallowing potentially harmful objects is not healthy.
Swallowing metal bb's would not likely cause appendicitis, and I am aware of someone accidentally swallowing lead buckshot without harm. Please speak to an adult or healthcare provider about any potentially self-harming issues you may have.

In brief: Problem

Just considering or talking about swallowing potentially harmful objects is not healthy.
Swallowing metal bb's would not likely cause appendicitis, and I am aware of someone accidentally swallowing lead buckshot without harm. Please speak to an adult or healthcare provider about any potentially self-harming issues you may have.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Possibly

But not particularly likely.
If you develop abdominal pain, fever, nausea or vomiting or other GI symptoms, then see a doctor asap. Otherwise suspect you will pass these in your stools. I am not sure you want to tell us how this happened.

In brief: Possibly

But not particularly likely.
If you develop abdominal pain, fever, nausea or vomiting or other GI symptoms, then see a doctor asap. Otherwise suspect you will pass these in your stools. I am not sure you want to tell us how this happened.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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