A 64-year-old male asked:
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a two and a half year old swallowing a coin, three days on and still nothing in his pooh, any cause for concern. otherwise well eating and fine. no corrosive risk from gastric acid. coin unknown. thanks?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Observe: Provide fluids and fiber in his diet. If there are any respiratory problems, cough, fever or GI symptoms, please see your physician. Batteries in the shape of a coin can be corrosive, and if there is a chance that the coin was actually a battery, please see the Emergency Department right away.
Answered on Mar 12, 2019

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Dr. Florence Nwofor
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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 c ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
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If : If your child is in pain, has difficulty breathing, or cannot swallow you have an acute emergency. If your child is not having any respiratory diffic ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
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Probably: If the coin is a nickle or smaller then it should pass without problem. If a quarter it could get stuck. If she can drink water and eat solid food w ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Go to hospital: Take you son to the causality department of the nearest hospital, immediately. Wish you and your son good health!

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