Can small fish bone cause intestinal damage?

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    tnvrstarposted 5 years ago

    Can small fish bone cause intestinal damage?

    I have often swallowed small fish bone accidentally. Never had any problem with fish bone. Can a fish bone damage your intestine? Or intestines are made in a way to protect it from foreign substance?

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    marked4destinyposted 5 years ago

    "A sharp piece of food, such as a fish bone, can pierce the bowel wall." http://www.lapbariatrics.com/smallbowel.html

 
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