A 39-year-old female asked:
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when a child swallows forgien objects what noises would it make if it were stuck in the "wind pipe"?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Nothing specific: You generally don't hear anything.Once the object makes it past the opening, it will be drawn as far down one windpipe as it can fit, and stop air flow past that point. You must have air flow past the object for sound to emanate. The primary response is choking and persistent cough. If it is stuck prior to entry, or wedged partially, high pitched squeaking is possible.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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