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on October 7th 2013 i was playing with my little sister and i
accidentally swallowed a rock it's polished so i wonder if i
will get sick? please tell me what will happen

Hi, aiden,

I'm not sure how old you are, but kids who swallow stones, especially smooth ones, have them pass in several days.  People can pass pretty large poops, and a small stone can easily pass.  If you have increasing stomach ache, then have someone check.  Rarely can a stone get caught in the appendix or some other place.  Most go right through without any problem.

Good luck, dr. Olson


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David Olson, MD


I would be happy to attempt to answer any questions about general pediatric topics, either medical issues or behavioral issues. This would include all the various questions one receives in a busy pediatric practice. I`m a board certified pediatrician in northern Michigan and have been in practice for over 15 years. I enjoy the teaching role I have in our practice and would enjoy the opportunity to help others with their pediatric problems.

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