A 41-year-old female asked:
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my five year old swallowed a small marble what should i do? does she need to see a doctor in person?

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Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes, if swallowing..: is a problem, she continues to complain of pain in the chest in the region of the breast bone, the narrowest area of the esophagus, or she has any problem with breathing. Usually a marble will pass via the stool in a few days. Consult your doctor if the marble was actually magnetized or was a coin shaped battery, which could cause complications.
Answered on Aug 3, 2015
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