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How long after my child swallowed a quarter will it take to pass through her system?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
24-36 hours: Amazingly, children pass most of the foreign bodies uneventfully.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
2-4 days: If this follows the normal pattern it should pass in 2-4 days.Some kids with slower motility would take longer.

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Last updated Oct 12, 2015

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