A 30-year-old female asked:
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is it dangerous to swallow a chicken shard 1/8 long/wide? i feel an obstruction that comes and goes. faint chest pain where bone is lodged.

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Dr. Stephen Daquino
20 years experience Sports Medicine
Get checked: You should get checked out. A chest x-ray can see if a bone shard is actually lodged and if you need further treatment.
Answered on Nov 21, 2013

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