May 22, 2023 – Two new studies suggest that even when a person swallows something as potentially harmful as a razor blade or a magnet, a doctor’s best course of action may be to let nature takes it course.

Some adults who show up to the emergency department after swallowing a razor blade, a battery, magnet, or multiple objects do it for “secondary gain.” They want to get medical attention, an overnight stay in the hospital or other perceived benefits, experts say. 

Some become “frequent flyers” – returning again and again to the same hospital after swallowing something potentially harmful. This group…


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