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A 16-year-old female asked:

I swallowed aluminum foil a week ago and it feels like it's stuck in there. i can eat and breath fine but it hurts my throat. what do i need to do?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Layne Kamalu
Family Medicine 29 years experience
You should be seen: If you have a foreign object stuck in your throat it is an emergency should be removed. You should be seen right away.
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