I was drinking a glass bottled beverage. I noticed a small piece of glass in the drink. I threw it away. What if I did ingest a small piece of glass?

Ingesting Glass. Sharp objects such as glass fragments might be expected to cause damage but rarely do so because of the gentle way in which the bowel handles them. Small splinters or spikes could cause perforation but this is very unusual. A small perforation rarely leads to peritonitis and usually heals quickly with any leakage contained. Small fragments may also cause a little bleeding into the bowel.