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I swallowed a seed from a Chinese Lilac tree, should I be concerned

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I swallowed a seed from a Chinese Lilac tree, should I be concerned or just let it pass.?
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How much do you weigh?

Was it one seed?

Was the seed intact or did you chew it/mash it up?

Do you have any medical problems or take any medication?

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.


148


1 ROUND SEED MAYBE 1/2 TO 1/2 INCH IN DIA


IN TACT


DON'T TAKE ANY REAL MEDICINE, DID HAVE A HEART STINT PUT IN 5 YEARS AGO, NO PROBLEM SINCE

Kathleen,

You should be fine. Just eat a lot of fiber and seed should pass out with your stool. This is because the human GI tract has a very hard time breaking down the outer shell of the seed.

Also, you just ate one seed....not very much of a dose for a otherwise healthy 148lb human.

So. What is the take home message? You will be fine.

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