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should i take my 7 year old son to hospital he has just swallowed a one pound coin?

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Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes. It is rather: urgent especially if child has throat or chest pain. It is important to determine the location of the coin and evaluate the risk of aspiration. Take care.
Answered on Oct 15, 2017

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