hi, thank you for this very cogent response. did you mean you think there actually WILL be trouble, since my stomach acid will probably NOT dissolve the piece of mango skin? I have no idea how big it was. An inch by two inches?? I will probably take your advice and seek a specialist or rather i will go first to the better ER that I know of and ask to be referred to someone by them. I'm going to give it a day and a half more, not eat anything and actually not drink water because I have been in such pain now for 6 hours after about 3 swallows of water; if i am not better by the day after tomorrow in the morning or even if i am better i ll go to the nicer ER. ...Any further thoughts? thanks again. I have experience with dry fasting, at least for 2 or so days at a time, though others practice it longer... and feel confident to dry-fast this way is actually the gentlest most helpful thing for my body. I'm bed-resting, too.