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Hi. About 12hrs ago I was watching TV and wolfing down an ice cream magnum on a stick quickly and I look down and realise half the stick is gone it's snapped in two only the big missing piece is nowhere to be found. There's a really good possibility I've just gone and swallowed it with my icecream and by the look of what remains it would be pretty pointy which is my main concern. Not that long maybe 5-6cm and no more than half the stick. I didn't feel any different or get a stomach ache or anything so I've just left things but tonight I started wondering if there might be a danger of the piece of wood not being broken down by stomach acid and then hurting my intestines or something so I did some google searches and scared myself reading about cases of people who died from swallowing a toothpick even due to complications. I am on an island here so it would be a huge effort and expense I can't afford to get any medical help so I definitely don't want to if it's not absolutely required. The other possibility I was considering was I don't even know if I swallowed anything at all.. is there a chance an ice cream like that could have come on a presnapped stick so it was already missing? Never heard of that and I don't know anything about the process of how icecream gets from icecream to stick.. to know if that's even possible or happens.. all I know is there is 0% chance if it was originally a full stick that I didn't consume it.
Anyway forgive the anxious rambling.. I guess I just want to know if I should be concerned since I have no symptoms as of yet. How long would it take for symptoms to arise if I did swallow this stick and it caused issues? Is it safe to wait and see? Surely you would think they would make these sticks out of a type of wood the stomach can break down right? I can't be the only one who has eaten one if I have..
Any advice on what symptoms to look out for or any at all would be great. Thanks for reading all this.
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