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swallowing a battery
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Depends on location: If the battery reaches the stomach, it will be allowed to pass through the body. If it becomes lodged in the throat or esophagus, it must be retrieved ... Read More
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Dr. Gary Highfill answered
24 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Caustic : Battery ingestion should always be evaluated on an emergency basis. The battery leakage results in caustic injury and possible death. In addition the ... Read More
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Yes: The size of the aa battery is quite large for the anatomy of a 3 year old child. She could develop serious problems in trying to pass something that s ... Read More
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Im not sure but I think my 15 mth old baby boy might have swallowed a AAA battery. The reason I think so is bc I caught him with my remote and a battery was missing! I kno he might need an xray but what im wondering is how easy would it be for him to pa
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Confused. So, if a baby swallowed a toxic button battery that burnt holes in GI tract, how would it be possible to not see symptoms 1 wk post ingestion?
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This didn't happen and hopefully never will but i've been reading dangers of toddlers swallowing button batteries. How soon would symptoms show and what?
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