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I accidentally swallowed a toothpick : What info do you

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I accidentally swallowed a toothpick
JA: OK. The Doctor will need to help you with this. Please give me a bit more information, so the Doctor can help you best.
Customer: What info do you need?
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: I don't think so. Should I be concerned about this sharp object in my stomach? Will it pass or should I go to the emergency room?
JA: How long has this been bothering you? Are you experiencing any vomiting or nausea?
Customer: I swallowed it about an hour ago. I don't have any symptoms yet.
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 6 months ago.

Thanks for this question

The chances this will pass without problem is actually pretty low

you need to go to the ER and see if they can remove it via endoscopy

this should be done right away

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 5 months ago.

Thanks for this question

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