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What Happens If You Swallow A Bottle Cap And It Went Down The Wrong Way
Aspiration: The trachea (carries air in and out of the lungs) is situated in front of the esophagus (carries food and drink to stomach). Usually when you swallow, the tongue, palate, and vocal cords work to block entry to the trachea and nose and push food past those structures to the esophagus. Sometimes these mechanisms don't work completely and people aspirate ( food/liquid goes into the trachea). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OK: If you are able to type this you have excluded a life threat. If something did go into your lung you may have the tell tale sign of persistent cough followed possible by fever and shortness or breath. If not, probably nothing is in your lung. If alone and something caught in airway and can't breath - jolt epigastic area to pop it out or hold your hands around throat to alert others to help. ...Read more
When I swallow any food or liquid, it feels as if it's going down the wrong tube in the throat. Why is this?
Hard to several: As several different problems can cause aspirations, as in food/liquid going down the wrong "pipe". Your best bet is review this with your doctor as you may benefit from a swallow study to better delineate if you have any anatomic or motility issues with swallowing. ...Read more
What to do if i just swallowed a huge piece of bagel and i'm not sure if it went down the wrong pipe?
If there was a : Huge piece in your trachea- you would know it. ...Read more
Can you please tell me why it feels like there is something stuck in my upper back area every time i swallow i can fell it stuck i try to drink water?
Do you know what it could be if your leg is severely hurting but only happens time to time or month to month? Pain on the side of my right or left knee that seems to move up to my lower back, also sometimes leg giving out and me falling down can happen an
My husband swallowed a pill and he says it's stock in his throat, what can we do to get it to go down? Is it the same tube where food & water go down?
Same tube, drink!: If he swallowed the pill and it got stuck part- way down, then it is probably in his esophagus (the tube from the mouth to the stomach). Pills and food can get stuck if your insides are dry, or if there is a "stricture" (narrowing) in the tube. Drink lots of water to try to get it to go down. If he gets a burning feeling or acidy taste backing up from the pill, baking soda in warm water can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i sit for too long my back starts to hurt. The only way it goes away is if i lie down. What could i do? And what might be the cause?
Usually a disc : Usually a disc issue due to loss of its structural integrity with sitting placing a 4 times body load on the affected disc. You may need to get into better shape to compensate for this by increasing your core strength, possibly more regular exercise & weight control if indicated, better body mechanics in terms of bending & lifting, smoking cessation if this is an issue & otc medication. ...Read more
Is it ok to swallow water that you gurgle, is there a chance of it accidentally going into my lungs or would i know by me coughing?
Normal swallow: First, lets decide if we want to swallow the water from gargling. In general, for any liquid we swallow, we do it very well. Our mouth and tongue help us to form a bolus, and initiate the swallow, our epiglottis covers our airway and down the esophagus goes what ever we put in our mouths. When distracted, talking, starting a cough, or a chuckle when we should be closing the epiglottis, we cough. ...Read more
About twice a week, when i eat protein it gets stuck about half way down my esophagus. It is very painful. What is happening? I either have to wait for it to slowly make it's way down, as i feel the muscle contractions, or throw up.
Your : Your symptoms are concerning for an esophageal stricture, which means a narrowing of your esophagus. This can happen for no reason or sometimes can be caused by another condition. It is very important that you have evaluation for this, and possibly an endoscopy, which is a test where you are sedated and a physician looks into your esophagus with a scope, in order to make the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My right ball is sometimes going out from the scrotum and going to the groin instead. It can happen when I train or sit down. Is that normal?
Here are some...: Hi! LClark, The described clinical scenario could be normal as long as being comfortable. Clinically, your right testis represents the clinical condition of so-called retractile testis, which is common and should bring no adverse clinical consequence. More? Seek evaluation and counseling timely preferably by urologists. Best wishes... ...Read more
What does it mean when a 18 year old boy pees the bed and gets up to go to the bathroom before? What can cause this? He can go for awhile not doing it
Always a bed wetter?: Could be normal in a person who has been a bed wetter since childhood. But if he never wet the bed before, and just started, there may medical issues involved including nocturnal seizures, drug/alcohol abuse, renal/metabolic disease. Depends on circumstances surrounding the episodes. See your doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you suggest if my tube came loose after about a minute into the enema. is it safe to try it again?
You have not told us: ...what you're treating with the enema. However, your tube question seems curious. The reinsertion of an enema tube that fell out of the anus is NOT the same as the "5-second rule" for eating food picked of the floor--e.g. the enema tube is neither clean nor sterile upon initial or subsequent insertions. ...Read more
What happens if you go in the ocean and it has sea lice and you accidentally swallow it, will it effect your insides?
The 1 mg melatonin bottle says to let it dissolve under my tongue, what will happen if i just swallow it with water? Seems like it would be easier
Different absorption: Under your tongue allows direct uptake of the melatonin by absorption into your blood stream. If you swallow it, stomach acid may destroy the benefit or prevent intended absorption of the hormone from taking place. It depends on the way it is packaged so it is probably best to follow the directions on the bottle. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What causes a knee to slip out of place? I went down the stairs and that is what happened it felt that it moved then went back in place please help
My knee pops all the time. And from time to time it will just start to hurt a lot to the point where i can't move it what's wrong with it?
I have something white stuck in my ear. When i try to take it out it feels hard. Not sure if its a piece of qtip or what how can I flush it out?
What side is the apendix on and how ca you tell if something is wrong her stomach hurt really bad on the left side, it hurts to put pressure on her stomach and it hurts her to have a tampon in when it never has before
Appendicitis : Appendicitis is the inflammation of the appendix - a small, finger-like protrusion from the colon. It is considered a surgical emergency. The symptoms of appendicitis usually worsen over a period of 12-18 hours. The things to look for are: - an achy pain that starts around your belly button and eventually moves down and to the right - pain that worsens with jarring movements - nausea or loss of appetite - vomiting - fever - constipation or diarrhea - inability to pass gas of course, nothing is always straightforward, so not everyone with appendicitis will have all of these symptoms or pain on the right side. If you are having severe abdominal pain in general - you should call your doctor or go to the emergency room. ...Read more
When I swallow it hurts really bad should I go to the ER or is there something over the counter that I can take?
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