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A 32-year-old female asked:

A few years ago i swallowed two advil in the car without water and got stuck in traffic- the advil got stuck in my throat and began to burn. burning/pain/discomfort lasted for a week or so. is it likely it burned a hole in my esophagus? will it heal?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
2 years ago: You had that incident, and since then you had no symptoms, so you don't have a problem, and your esophagus is fine
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