What Do You Do If You Swallow a Piece of Metal?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 8, 2020 10:07:09 AM ET

Staying calm, contacting a doctor and avoiding the forceful removal of the object are immediate steps a person who has swallowed metal can take, according to Drugs.com. Surgery for foreign body ingestion is uncommon. The object can usually be removed mechanically or allowed to naturally pass through the digestive tract.

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