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Old 26-08-11, 00:50
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Swallowed a bit of plastic fork :(

I ate about 3mm of the end of a plastic fork and now im super anxious, shaking and scared.

I called NHS Direct and they said it should be fine but keep an eye on it over the next few days but that didnt help, im still really panicky
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Old 26-08-11, 01:05
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Re: Swallowed a bit of plastic fork :(

3mm? you should be fine
Kids swallow things ALL the time, mostly it's just a game of waiting it out until it passes through.
It's way to small to do any damage. Plus the nurse said it should be ok.
I guess you could always ask your doctor if you still were worried.
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Old 26-08-11, 05:21
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Re: Swallowed a bit of plastic fork :(

I'm sorry I know it's an anxiety forum but people on here are afraid of having MS or ALS and you are talking about swallowing a 3mm part of a fork? seriously...
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Old 26-08-11, 05:24
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Re: Swallowed a bit of plastic fork :(

Dont worry it will be perfectly fine.
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Old 26-08-11, 07:32
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Re: Swallowed a bit of plastic fork :(

My then 2 yr old son did - infact he bit into a plastic spoon whilst eating icecream and we only recovered a few pieces from his mouth. He was most upset as he wanted to continue eating ice-cream. He was and is fine and must have a few plastic bits floating around inside lol
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Old 26-08-11, 09:23
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Re: Swallowed a bit of plastic fork :(

Don't worry it can't perforate anything, think of pieces of nuts that you eat they are bigger than that and very sharp. Because of your ha you will panic at anything that could potentially affect your health. I once bit into a black banana without looking and was worried it would make me ill and I posted on here and I got some lovely replies telling me I would be okay and of course I was , I realised it was okay but just needed the reassurance of someone telling me that and not making fun of me.
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Old 26-08-11, 10:14
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Re: Swallowed a bit of plastic fork :(

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I'm sorry I know it's an anxiety forum but people on here are afraid of having MS or ALS and you are talking about swallowing a 3mm part of a fork? seriously...
That's a bit unfair Andrew considering probably none of the people on here who worry about these things actually have them. Perhaps spare a thought for those who do before you criticise other people for their fears.
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Old 26-08-11, 11:21
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Re: Swallowed a bit of plastic fork :(

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I'm sorry I know it's an anxiety forum but people on here are afraid of having MS or ALS and you are talking about swallowing a 3mm part of a fork? seriously...
We're not here to judge, we're here to support. It's not fair to rate one person's anxiety over another, everybody's fears are equal because they are precisely that, fears! Like JaneC says those worrying about those illnesses do not actually have them, so it's no different to seeking reassurance about a bit of plastic!

I hope in future you put a little more thought into what you are saying before you write, and think about the impact of what you have written could have on the OP.
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Old 26-08-11, 11:30
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Re: Swallowed a bit of plastic fork :(

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I'm sorry I know it's an anxiety forum but people on here are afraid of having MS or ALS and you are talking about swallowing a 3mm part of a fork? seriously...
I think you will find there are very few people on here with worries about MS or ALS to be honest and that comment was unfair on Piers.
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Old 26-08-11, 11:34
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Re: Swallowed a bit of plastic fork :(

I swallowed my tongue stud once...I still beep going through the metal detector in the airport......
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