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what happens if you swallow a bottle cap and it went down the wrong way

A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Summers
22 years experience Sleep Medicine
See doctor: The passing out after coughing is likely due to vagal stimulation from the coughing. The more concerning thing is the fact you aspirate that frequent ... Read More
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Dr. Theodore Wu
21 years experience Ophthalmology
Swallow: This is not good...You need a thorough physical and perhaps a swallowing study soon!

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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raid Saco
Dr. Raid Saco answered
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Mostly no harm: If the wrong way is the wind pipe, then your body will respond by coughing it out. If the wrong way is the food pipe, then it will go to the stomach a ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
I'm confused!: What do you mean the wrong way? Is it stuck in your esophagus? Please ask your question again and explain a bit more clearly, giving your symptoms, ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If there was a : Huge piece in your trachea- you would know it.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
?: Did you mean it went down through the wind pipe? May be, but unlikely, you wouldn't be writing to us, as you would be coughing forcefully or chocking, ... Read More
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A 85-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
OK: If you are able to type this you have excluded a life threat. If something did go into your lung you may have the tell tale sign of persistent cough ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Curtis Wong
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Aspiration unlikely: If your protective cough reflex did what its designed to do. Coughing is what your body will do whenever anything goes down the wrong pipe.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Sore Throat: If you have sore throat you may be coming up with Viral URI. This is the Flu season so be careful. Hope you had Flu Shot. Drink warm drinks like Ginge ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
20 years experience Palliative Care
Aspiration: What you describe is an aspiration event. Usually, our reflexes protect our airway from foreign objects getting down into the lungs. Certain populatio ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
39 years experience General Practice
Follow-up: It is possible to get aspiration pneumonia if the food passes into your lungs. If you feel uncomfortable and symptoms persist or worsen I suggest a ro ... Read More

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