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Yesterday i swallowed chicken with little bone. Now i couldn't feel any symptom such as pain. Is there any specific symptom could i feel if got stucked in esophagus. I havea gastritis. Differnt sympto?

Yesterday i swallowed chicken with little bone. Now i couldn't feel any symptom such as pain. Is there any specific symptom could i feel if got stucked in esophagus. I havea gastritis. Differnt sympto?

You would know it's stuck in your throat: If it was stuck in your throat, you would have pain in your throat, and it would feel like something's not going down completely. So that's good. The gastritis may or may not be related to that. Chances are higher if the bone was small enough, and it's in your food, and passes out of your body as stool, you should have no problem. If the gastritis continues however, you need to contact your pcp, and have this examined further. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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What are possible side effects of having the hyoid bone removed?

What are possible side effects of having the hyoid bone removed?

Why ru removing the : Hyoid bone? That is the important question to go over with ENT surgeon. If removed you may have variation on swallowing, speech, tongue movement. But should not affect the basic functions of swallowing or talking. It may feel or sound different. However, depending on the type of surgery, codition, and complexity of surgery there may be other changes. Talk to your ENT surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to swallow fish bones? I feel an obstruction that comes and goes.

Is it dangerous to swallow fish bones? I feel an obstruction that comes and goes.

Don't swallow bones.: Bones are not easily digestible, but the real risk of swallowing fish bones is that they may pierce the esophagus and become stuck. It is the small bones that pose the greatest risk. It is best to remove bones before eating or to be extremely careful. If a bone sticks in your throat go to the er for evaluation. ...Read more

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What do you do if your child swallows a chicken bone? 10 yr old. Swallowed chicken bone.

What do you do if your child swallows a chicken bone? 10 yr old. Swallowed chicken bone.

An : An airway problem would be unlikely. Most problems relating to impacted thin, sharp, bones manifest with a history of persistent and progressive foreign body sensation in the throat associated with worsened pain during swallowing. X-rays may miss this. If the history fits this pattern, have your chlld seen by an ENT for fiberoptic examination ( if child tolerant of it-depending on age) or exam under anaesthesia if necessary for possible foreign body removal.If he is not having any symptoms, or those of minor throat irritation that is improving over a short period of time, he either swallowed it or abraded the mucosal surface during passage in most cases. ...Read more

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Can perforations or fistulas occur in the upper/lower GI without any symptoms or signs, after swallowing fish bone? Worried I'll drop dead w/o warning

Can perforations or fistulas occur in the upper/lower GI without any symptoms or signs, after swallowing fish bone? Worried I'll drop dead w/o warning

No: Dropping dead without warning is quite rare in modern life, with or without a fishbone. Our gut has a remarkable ability to handle small sharp objects, coating them and pooping them out. The things that cause perforations are objects like button batteries (electrochemical damage to our gut) and magnets (sticking together to cause pressure damage). The damage leads to pain and other symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the effect if someone swallowed a fish bone?

What is the effect if someone swallowed a fish bone?

Maybe nothing, but..: Small fish bones 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. Fish bones are frequently not seen by x-ray. ...Read more

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Please help, i swallowed a chicken bone, what do I do now?

It depends: How big was the bone? Esophageal complications from swallowing sharp animal bones are common and must be removed by endoscope. If the bone passed through the esophagus without injury and depending on the size and shape, one might consider following the progress through the GI tract for 3 days. Any pain, nausea, vomiting, fever, or melena must be addressed promptly. ...Read more

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What if I swallow a chicken bone ?

Swallowed bone: It depends on the size of what you swallowed. If it was a round-ish or small piece and does not feel like it got stuck anywhere on the way down, it will generally pass by itself. If it is larger or sharp and/or feels like it got stuck on the way down, you should go to the er and have it retrieved to prevent it from possibly perforating the digestive tract. ...Read more

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I swallowed a fish bone, and now I have chest pain. I need answers?

Swallowed fishbone: More info is needed. How large was the fishbone. Can you continue to swallow normally. How much time has elapsed since the even? You may need o undergo either imaging/ and/or endoscopy of symptoms do not resolved shortly. A visit with your doctor is suggested for evaluation and/or referral. ...Read more