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Hello my one year old might have swallowed a metal tack. He seems ok right now. should i be worried

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Hi, joe,

Believe it or not, most tacks float through and come out in the stool without problems.  If he complains of stomach ache, starts vomiting or is acting abnormal in any way, a trip to the doc/ER to get an xray would tell this definitively.  

Good luck, Dr. olson

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