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I just swallowed a 1" piece of wooden toothpick, the pointy

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Customer: i just swallowed a 1" piece of wooden toothpick, the pointy part
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Customer: i was eating a piece of food and felt something go down that was scratchy, when I looked at the toothpick the tip was broke off and I know thats what went down into my stomach. I dont feel anything now but dont want it to perforate my intestines or something.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

This will not perforate your intestine.

Wooden part will be broken down by the stomach contractions, acid, and also intestinal peristalsis.

Risk of perforation very unlikely.

Do not worry

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