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Adult swallowed wooden toothpick. What do I do?

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adult swallowed wooden toothpick. What do I do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DIEGO BONILLA replied 1 year ago.
Hello This is Dr. Diego, experience in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care. I understand your concerns. Swallowing a solid object like a toothpick is concerning. The object can go to the stomach and be a risk for perforation around the gout. It could also go to the lungs. The best approach for now is to go to the emergency department and have a full assessment. Let me know if you have any other questions.