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What would happen if you swallow a chicken bone

A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Khan
Pediatrics 30 years experience
May heal soon: May not need any treatment if get worst or painful pls see a physician.

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Maybe nothing but...: Small bones may actually pass thru the gut. However, large or elongated structures have the risk of turning sideways and getting stuck at any point in... Read More
Dr. Gary Kitzis
Prosthodontics 35 years experience
Swallowed bone: It depends on the size of what you swallowed. If it was a round-ish or small piece and does not feel like it got stuck anywhere on the way down, it wi... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Some basics: If the foreign object made it into your stomach & was not caught in your throat it will pass down the GI tract & out within a few days. We hav... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
If stuck or scratch: Small bones may actually pass thru the gut. However, large or elongated structures have the risk of turning sideways and getting stuck at any point in... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Likely okay: We have a lot of experience with young kids who swallow everything imaginable. Most of these things pass harmlessly in the poop in 3-4 days. If you co... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Hope: You hope it passes through your bowels and does not get stuck somewhere along your intestinal tract, so check your stools in the next day or so. If a... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
Family Medicine 37 years experience
It depends: How big was the bone? Esophageal complications from swallowing sharp animal bones are common and must be removed by endoscope. If the bone passed th... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
It depends...: A person who swallows a small hard object such as a piece of bone, and then continues to eat solid food without problems... need not worry. If he was ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Nothing to do: Don't worry about it. Just eat a normal diet -- the bone probably will pass without difficulty or harm, probably without you even knowing it. Of cours... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Medical Oncology 47 years experience
Probably: Probably. To reassure yourself, try this experiment: Put a piece of chicken bone in vinegar overnight. Notice how soft the acid of the vinegar has ... Read More

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