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Swallowed Small Piece
My son swallowed small piece in evening around 6:30.
Now he is throwing up and feeling uncomfortable.
Is this serious?
Please advice us what to do.
I think I swallowed a small piece of metal from a can of sauce.! What do I do.? I'm freaking out.?
You're ok: Most foreign body ingestions can be managed conservatively. If you are not sure about having ingested a foreign body, then it could not have been very large. In this case, if it has entered your stomach, it will likely pass in less than four days, probably sooner. If you develop any gastrointestinal symptoms, you can see your doctor. He might order an abdominal x-ray and manage you expectantly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Asparagus: For most, a small piece will transit out without difficulty within 3-4 days. If you consume some asparagus, especially in the stringy soupy form, it will form a congeal around the foreign object and soften the edges. Little kids swallow all sorts of stuff and my pedi-surgeon friend used this to help avoid having to go find them surgically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I might have swallowed a small piece of glass (about 2mm length by 1.5mmwidth by 1mm thick). What should i do?
Nothing: A sharp object like a needle or chicken bone that gets stuck in the esophagus needs to be retrieve by endoscopy due to the risk of perforation of the esophagus. If the piece of glass was truly only 2 mm x 1.5 mm it's not likely to get lodged in the esophageal wall due to it's tiny size. It should pass out of your body with your stool. But it you develop pain must see Dr asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think i swallowed a small piece plastic( thats from the noodles) what can I do to make it go down or am i ok.? What should I do.?
Should be fine: This happens often. Don't be concerned. Bread bag ties have gotten trapped in the gut and been found years later. Smaller things pass easily. ...Read more
I swallowed a small piece of glass. My glass broke and i didnt notice it. Is it dangerous?And how long will it take to pass? it's a small piece
Monitor : closely. It could cause issues talk to your doctor and monitor for complications ...Read more
Two days ago, I swallowed a small piece of plastic which was broken from a fork I was using. Would it be harmful to my body? Would it get digested?
It could be: Harmful, as if it was sharp, it could have damaged your intestinal tract ranging from your esophagus all the way to your colon. But if it was a very small piece, more than likely it became encapsulated by your stool and at this point, you've likely already pooped it out. You can't digest plastic. At this point, you need to monitor for abdominal pain. If you develop pain reach out to your doc. ...Read more
I accidentally swallowed a small piece of plastic (the end of a pen bit but not the nib) I swallowed it and can breathe fine but can feel it (no pain)?
Do not worry: If you swallowed it, not inhaled it, there is no reason to worry. It will come out of the other end on its own. ...Read more
I accidentally swallowed a small piece of plastic that came off a tag on a sock & it been in my throats since Monday, I NEED HELP!!
ER: Go to ER they can check your throat visually or get the procedure done by an Ear Nose and Throat specialist. ...Read more
Swallowed a small piece of bread, went down the wrong pipe, not choking but feels weird, read about this possibly causing a bad case of pneumonia, ?
Aspiration: What you describe is an aspiration event. Usually, our reflexes protect our airway from foreign objects getting down into the lungs. Certain populations are at higher risk for aspiration pneumonia, usually due to a failure of these reflexes. I would monitor your symptoms and follow up with your doctor if you develop fever or persistent cough. ...Read more
My son 3 year old swallowed a small piece of plastic fork in his school today..not sure he swallowed or chewed it..would it be harmful?I didn't find i
This to shall pass: This is neither unusual or worrisome. These will pass in the poop within 3-4 days with little or no impact on his system. One trick I use for metallic screws is to feed them stewed okra, which binds the object in a congeal that helps it pass through easily. ...Read more
I accidentally swallowed a small piece of Plastic off an icee wrapper trying to make a small whole what will happen Iam suppose to have a bypass in 3?
Adult maybe swallowed a small piece of a rib bone..Any concerns, no symptoms, not sure if he swallowed it, ?
How small?: Small bone fragments may pass harmlessly through your gut. However, if they turn sideways, they may get stuck at any point. This may cause local inflammation (in the esophagus and throat it may feel like something is stuck when it is not), rupture, foreign body reactions, and impede eating as food backs up behind the obstructing bone. Tiny bone fragments may not be readily found on x-ray. ...Read more
My daughter thinks she has swallowed a small piece of lego. She woke up crying but has now gone back to sleep
That is great: If it was in her air way you would not have the time to write now. So the piece of plastic was in her esophagus and has by now almost certainly passed into her stomach. It has no sharp edges or points so it will just pass out of her via her stool probably in 3-4 days time. If she gets really cranky and her abdomen tightens up (I think very unlikely) then she has to be evaluated immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 5 month old baby swallowed a small piece of hair( my husband moustache) will it be a problem? What can I do? Am.already worried
Relax: This to shall pass. Prepare for other strange items.It seems babies/toddlers use their sense of taste as part of exploring their world. The main items I worry about are drugs/button batteries and small magnets. Keep these away from baby and life will be easier. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Accidentally swallowed a small piece of aluminum foil while eating. I'm a breastfeeding mama. Will this hurt baby?
Foil: Nothing will happen.Get a more detailed answer ›