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to be concerned that DD has just swalowed a Magnet?

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ownthreadhider Sun 04-Sep-11 19:49:12

Has anyone elses child swallowed a magnet from a Mini Magnetix set and survived?

DD, 12, has informed me that she has done just this.


ownthreadhider Sun 04-Sep-11 19:49:38


FreddyG Sun 04-Sep-11 19:50:25

Maybe it will make her more attractive.

jenniec79 Sun 04-Sep-11 19:51:14

Not mine, but I once saw a kid in A&E who swallowed 14 of the things. He needed xrays to check they were going through ok, as we worried they'd stick together between loops of bowel, but he passed them fine in the end. I'm sure one is going to be fine.

birdsofshoreandsea Sun 04-Sep-11 19:52:26

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Floggingmolly Sun 04-Sep-11 19:53:40

Go to A & E - swallowing a magnet is not fine hmm

birdsofshoreandsea Sun 04-Sep-11 19:54:07

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FredBare Sun 04-Sep-11 19:55:32

just dont let her go near any tellies for the time being

FredBare Sun 04-Sep-11 19:56:08

sniggers at her being more attractive

TheOriginalFAB Sun 04-Sep-11 19:56:20

This is so not the right topic for this!

Get her to A & E. She is old enough to know better ffs.

ihatecbeebies Sun 04-Sep-11 19:57:23

Birdsofshore There is also a risk if the child swallows a magnet and swallows something that would react with the magnet too, like something metal.

Take her to hospital, better to get these things checked out just incase as it is very dangerous.

TheGhostNotMe Sun 04-Sep-11 19:58:49

I would take her for an xray to ensure she did only swallow 1. 1 isnt too much of a problem, 2 or more can be very very dangerous

ownthreadhider Sun 04-Sep-11 20:01:58

May phone NHS Direct then.....

ownthreadhider Sun 04-Sep-11 20:02:14

...and it was only one...

birdsofshoreandsea Sun 04-Sep-11 20:29:23

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MissBetsyTrotwood Sun 04-Sep-11 20:33:57

Erm... or if she's wearing anything metal? Belts, jean rivets for example if the magnet's strong enough?

I don't really know but I'd err on the side of caution and call NHS direct for advice. IME they always send you in anyway.

ownthreadhider Sun 04-Sep-11 20:55:17

We are here and it's packed hmm.

Minus273 Sun 04-Sep-11 21:32:10

Magnet swallowed = A&E unfortunately.

PercyPigPie Sun 04-Sep-11 21:34:05

If you are not already there, go to A&E. Those magnets are very strong and call pull through intestine causing all sorts of damage and internal bleeding.

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