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what would happen if you swallowed a pound coin

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Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes. It is rather: urgent especially if child has throat or chest pain. It is important to determine the location of the coin and evaluate the risk of aspiration. Take c ... Read More

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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Menkin
57 years experience Pediatrics
If : If your child is in pain, has difficulty breathing, or cannot swallow you have an acute emergency. If your child is not having any respiratory diffic ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe/not: If the kid can drink. the coin (if there is one) made it to the stomach so there is no urgency. If not, it may have hung up in the swallow tube & ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Foreign body: You should inform the parents immediately. If the child is choking or coughing, call 911. If the child does not seem to be in distress, stay calm and ... Read More
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Observe: Provide fluids and fiber in his diet. If there are any respiratory problems, cough, fever or GI symptoms, please see your physician. Batteries in the ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Probably: If the coin is a nickle or smaller then it should pass without problem. If a quarter it could get stuck. If she can drink water and eat solid food w ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Seems reasonable: The diarrhea my be diet or illness. But it is important to be sure the coin has passed and is not stuck and obstructing the colon. This can also cause ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
19 years experience Dentistry
Fluoride: The U.S. Department of health and human services is announcing a proposal to change the recommended Fluoride level to 0.7 milligrams per liter of wate ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
23 years experience Urgent Care
Get to a doctor: Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) is not normal. Get to a doctor to have it looked at. May need other studies to completely evaluate this.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Neman
12 years experience Dentistry
None....: You should not swallow any fluoride, it's not meant for that. Over the counter Fluoride rinses are designed to work by rinsing aka topically applied, ... Read More
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