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Consequences of swallowing dental floss - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   HI
Doctor :   HOw can I help you
User :   Hello. I have a slightly strange question.
Doctor :   ok
User :   I work as a performer. One of my stunts involves possibly swallowing dental floss. What health problems could this cause?
Doctor :   What is your age and Since when are
User :   I am 22 and have no known major health problems.
Doctor :   you doing this or this would be the first time that you would be and what is the amount of Floss that ytou would be consuming
User :   It would be about one foot of dental floss. I am considering the logistics of the trick. It would be a rare occurence.
Doctor :   well it can lead to immediately GI and Bowel upset like you would be having nausea and Vomiting and increase frequency of purging

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