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Leesburg, VA
A 38-year-old female asked:

Piece of steak is lodged in my esophagus. i cannot swallow even saliva, is this an emergency?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
YES IT IS: If truly stuck. Heimlich maneuver is effective if piece of food is stuck in wind-pipe & subject can not breathe. Thus advise going to your local er for evaluation & help. Good luck.
Last updated Aug 4, 2013


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