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Feel A Thump When I Swallow
I've had tinnitus all my life. Recently any loud or certain frequency sounds make my ear drums echo/thump (once).EVERY swallow=clicks in both ears. Help!
My throat, eyes, and ears are sore and certain noises make my eardrums thump. Hard to swallow. Any suggestions?
Probably infection: These are typical symptoms of ordinary upper respiratory infection (common cold). Take an antihistamine like chlorpheneramine (side effect is sleepiness) which can attenuate the symptoms. Most of these are viral so antibiotics are not helpful. Most colds last 3-8 days depending upon the organism. ...Read more
Swallowing a Dime: Usualy a dime will pass through without any ill effects. Are you sure it was a dime - if it was a thin wafer-type battery it could cause lots of harm.? ...Read more
Natural event: Burping is caused by air that you swallow. Most of us don't swallow air on purpose. But eating air is easier to do than you might think. You can increase the chances of swallowing air by: smoking, chewing gum, drinking through a straw, sucking on hard candies, drinking a lot of carbonated beverages and eating or drinking quickly. ...Read more
Odds are that it: Will pass right through you with no problem. Did you know that in order to germinate, a cherry pit needs to pass through the GI track of a bird first. ...Read more
See GI specialist: A gastroenterologist may be able to remove it for you if it's stuck in your GI tract. If it's a plastic tee then it may show up on an x-ray. ...Read more
Depends: If she can drink fluids normally, it made it into the stomach and may or may not cause problems. In the office I keep a metal detector to verify it was swallowed, but an x-ray can also do so. My favorite pedi surgeon had me feed these kids stewed okra, to form a congeal around the sharp tack and help it glide through the gut. You can check with your doc top see what they do there. ...Read more
Swallowed a pessary?: This would be very unlikely and not an accident. ...Read more
How much did he: Swallow? Take the bottle with you if going to the ER. Call them and ask about the antidote or call Poison Control for fast treatment. Make sure afterwards to keep it away and out of the medicine cabinet. So it doesn't happen again. Prevention! ...Read more
Go to the ER you need an xray if it is the standard steel needle it will show up on xray.
If you did swallow one and did nothing there is a risk of puncturing your stomach or bowels. ...Read more
Depends on the kid: I've had parents train their kids to swallow pills as early as 2y. I also know adults that can't figure it out. I'm not sure how they did it. But it has happened several times, generally out oof necessity. ...Read more
A million and one: ...Reasons, my friend, from physical obstruction to functional problems in the swallowing mechanism. If this is about you, I suggest you visit your doc who will evaluate you and hopefully fix the problem. ...Read more
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