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What happens if you swallow a battery

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What happens if you swallow a battery
Submitted: 15 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Janne Nissinen replied 15 days ago.


I'm Janne Nissinen a board certified physician. please give me a moment to read your question. Please note that all answers given here are for information purposes only and do not substitute a visit to a physician.

Expert:  Janne Nissinen replied 15 days ago.

While swallowing batteries is not recommended, they usually pass through without any difficulty. Depending on a the size of the battery, if very large could get stuck in the intestines causing a blockage. But again, in most cases there is nothing to worry about.

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