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What would happen if you swallow a soda cap

A male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Please go to the: emergency room. You may cause damage if you try to throw it up. The hospital can image where it is and then determine what to do. Peace and good he... Read More

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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leslie Leighton
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Wait: If you swallowed it yesterday it is probably past your stomach now and little you can really do unless you start to get symptoms including abdominal p... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
More info: Please post again with more information. Was this the pull tab- which has thickened edges which are not shartp. Or was this the flat, circular, sco... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Swallowed soda tab: Yes, please go to ER ASAP. You may get cut internally and an internal bleed is very dangerous. The ER staff can image and find out where the tab is ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Probably: This happens to all of us occasionally and the protective reflexes in the lungs cause us to cough hard and expel whatever dropped into the lungs.If y... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: While plan b may not taste particularly good when dissolved in soda, it will work just fine. The key is to make sure you swallow the entire dose so I... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Aspiration: You may have aspirated some small amount of the carbonated soda into the trachea/lung which would cause your chest to hurt. If healthy, you may be fi... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Hoarseness: The larynx and possibly the trachea(windpipe) were irritated by the soda and the symptoms are not unexpected. If you're experiencing significant breat... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
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More info needed: I'm sorry but the question sounds too vague. More information would be needed before a diagnosis can be made. It is possible that you suffer from eith... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Inhaled soda: I was drinking soda and hiccuped before I could swallow and it all came down I'm nervous I inhaled a mouth full of soda will I be okay? ANS: I am not ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Dysphagia is serious: I have several concerns about your question: 1) baking soda can hurt you when taken indefinitely; 2) difficulty swallowing in the context of chronic i... Read More

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