A 22-year-old female asked:
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swallowed large pill (bactrim) & it feels like it went down wrong pipe/is stuck. i'm not coughing i am clearing my throat more. should i be worried?

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Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No immediate concern: If it went down the wrong pipe, you would be coughing severely . You swallowed it , so it went into your esophagus. Drink plenty of fluids to wash it down. It should work its way down without a problem, as a pill is not very large.
Answered on Aug 1, 2018
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