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Doctor insights on: What Would Happen If You Swallow A Big Pill About A Hour Ago And Can If Go Into Your Lungs

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I always choke on my pills how can I tell if it went in my lungs or if its in my air way I swallowed it with no water and is a big pill anxious?

I always choke on my pills how can I tell if it went in my lungs or if its in my air way I swallowed it with no water and is a big pill anxious?

Swallowing: If anything gets in your airway other than air, it causes you to cough. Please take your pills with water -- makes them much easier to swallow that way. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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What happens if I swallow a pill and it goes into my lungs?

What happens if I swallow a pill and it goes into my lungs?

You'd be coughing: Terribly - it would be quite obvious that there was a problem. ...Read more

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What would the symptoms be if I did get a pill in lungs? If I swallowed it, the pill should go into my stomach right? This happened 12 hrs ago.

What would the symptoms be if I did get a pill in lungs? If I swallowed it, the pill should go into my stomach right? This happened 12 hrs ago.

Pill: If you inhale a Pill you will normally cough until the pills comes out or eventually disolves. When you swallow a pill it will normally go to your stomach ...Read more

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Having soup I was swallowing them but I swallowed a big amount while breathing with mouth I think it went to lungs any suggestions on what to do? Thnx

Having soup I was swallowing them but I swallowed a big amount while breathing with mouth I think it went to lungs any suggestions on what to do? Thnx

Aspiration: Aspiration pneumonia can occur after inhaling liquids. Symptoms would include persistent cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, wheezing, abnormal sputum, etc. Presence of these symptoms should prompt a visit to a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Swallowed a capsule pill 13 hours ago, and it felt like it got stuck, all day pain in center of chest and back and hard time swallowing, stuck still?

Swallowed a capsule pill 13 hours ago, and it felt like it got stuck, all day pain in center of chest and back and hard time swallowing, stuck still?

Probably not: However there are some conditions which could allow the pill to be stuck still. Usually the irritation of the tissues could be causing inflammation. This swelling makes it feel like the pill is stuck. If it continues, go to see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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When swallowing, feels like something is stuck in my chest. It feels like a pill is stuck there?

When swallowing, feels like something is stuck in my chest. It feels like a pill is stuck there?

Dysphagia: Food or pills that feel like they are getting stuck in the esophagus need to be evaluated by a gastroenterologist. A scope can be passed into the esophagus and they can examine for narrowing or strictures which may be causing the obstruction. ...Read more

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My chest hurts really bad after swallowing a pill without water?

My chest hurts really bad after swallowing a pill without water?

Pain after swallow: Pill stuck in the esophagus triggering spasm of esophagus. No sensory nerve inside body to tell precisely which organ is hurt but functional symptoms reveals the culprit. Usually saliva will be secreted enough to melt the pill so it can travel gradually downward (in case you do not have water within reach of course). ...Read more

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Sometimes I feel as if I have knots in my chest kind of like I swallowed a pill wrong and I can feel it moving down my diaphragm what could this be?

Sometimes I feel as if I have knots in my chest kind of like I swallowed a pill wrong and I can feel it moving down my diaphragm what could this be?

A conversation: With your surgeon (gb removal) or pcp would be ideal at this point: this constellation of historical information (young, gb removal, type-2 dm, swallowing difficulties, perhaps mildly overweight.?) suggest ruling out several causes of your discomfort. Let us know how things turn out! ...Read more

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I swallowed some large pills recently and I think they have scraped or bruised my esopegus as I have an unconfortable feeling in my chest and also in?

I swallowed some large pills recently and I think they have scraped or bruised my esopegus as I have an unconfortable feeling in my chest and also in?

Can you swallow?: A pill or other object can scratch the esophagus and give you a feeling of something still being there. These symptoms generally slowly improve. If you can swallow liquids you're probably ok. If you're symptoms are worsening you need to be seen, today. Some pills, like doxycycline, can burn the esophagus and make it quite inflamed. Call your doctor to see if you should stop the pill. ...Read more

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I took a few pills 24 hrs ago and it felt "stuck". It stills feels stuck and I hurts when I swallow in chest and back should I see a doctor about this?

I took a few pills 24 hrs ago and it felt "stuck". It stills feels stuck and I hurts when I swallow in chest and back should I see a doctor about this?

This: This could represent several things, the pill getting stuck, the pill causing irritation of the throat because you did not take it with enough fluid, gastric reflux, or symptoms from a hiatal hernia. With out a clinical examination it is impossible to tell what is going and on and offer management tips. ...Read more

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When I swallow food or a drink it hurts my chest like it went down the wrong pipe. Last 2 nights had bad heartburn from a pill I take. Could I be sick?

When I swallow food or a drink it hurts my chest like it went down the wrong pipe. Last 2 nights had bad heartburn from a pill I take. Could I be sick?

Acid reflux: This could be acid reflux. The common risk factors are eating large meals or lying down right after a meal, being overweight or obese, smoking, citrus fruits, and drinking certain beverages, such as alcohol, carbonated drinks, coffee, or tea. Treatment includes avoiding trigger factors, not eating at least 2 to 3 hours before lying down. losing weight and taking antireflux medications. ...Read more

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What are the causes of upper chest pain and/or face pain when swallowing pills with water?

What are the causes of upper chest pain and/or face pain when swallowing pills with water?

Nothing: A bump at the end of your sternum is probably your xlphoid proccess. A normal bone that many people discover for the first time when they feel around there and think it is new or a problem. Please contact your primary provider to evaluate this further if it dosen't resolve soon ...Read more

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I swallowed a pill right before bed and it feel like it is stuck in my upper chest it hurts to swallow lie down or take a deep breath?

I swallowed a pill right before bed and it feel like it is stuck in my upper chest it hurts to swallow lie down or take a deep breath?

Drink and eat: It sounds like it probably is stuck or created a spasm in your esophagus. Try sipping some tea to help it dissolve and calm the spasm. It will go down eventually. ...Read more

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I believe I have a pill stuck in my throat, feels like it's just above adam's apple, hurts also in chest when I swallow, what can I do?

I believe I have a pill stuck in my throat, feels like it's just above adam's apple, hurts also in chest when I swallow, what can I do?

Globus: A pill will dissolve in your throat if it is there. Sensation of something in throat is very common. Chest pain could be cardiac in origin but more likely acid reflux in a 23 year old woman. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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I accidentally swallowed a big piece of steak without chewing at all. It hurt my throat and my chest. Feels like it’s stuck. I have Gerd too. Ok?

I accidentally swallowed a big piece of steak without chewing at all. It hurt my throat and my chest. Feels like it’s stuck. I have Gerd too. Ok?

It will take a while: To be digested but if it felt like passing through your esophagus okay then it will get digested in your stomach slowly over the next 3-4 hours. If it's not moving through the esophagus and you have a point of pain/ stuck sensation then you may need to go to ER for X-ray to make sure. Usually the esophagus will undulate and move its muscles to get anything like this down on its own. ...Read more

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I woke up dreaming about swallowing something big, cant remember what it was but it caused a 5/10 chest pain and excess salivation, I'm 19 Female?

Chest pain: Several possibilities. Perhaps you regurgitated some stomach contents into your esophagus and throat. If the pain continues see your doctor. Try tums (calcium carbonate) for any pain episode. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Daughter accidentally swallowed brackets frm braces. Does it go 2 her stomach or lungs? Worried.

Daughter accidentally swallowed brackets frm braces. Does it go 2 her stomach or lungs? Worried.

Stomach: When you swallow, the epiglottis folds down to covers the air entry site and allows the material to enter the swallow tube. Anything that accidentally enters the air tube would produce immediate and constant coughing. ...Read more

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Is it true that phlegm really gets into our lungs when we swallow it?

Is it true that phlegm really gets into our lungs when we swallow it?

No: Mucus is formed by cells that line the bronchial tubes. It is cleared into the throat where it typically is swallowed unconsciously. ...Read more

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I swallowed my toungering ball while eating could it had of went to my lungs and what would be my reaction?

I swallowed my toungering ball while eating could it had of went to my lungs and what would be my reaction?

Swollow tongue ball: Any foreign body that is inhalled into the lungs would cause a severe coughing spasm and possibly trouble breathing, If the ball still contained the sharp insertion point you would also have to worry about that tip puncturing tissue whether it be the air pipe (trachea) or food pipe and stomach (esophagus) Any symptoms at all go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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Can barium swallow test detect abnormalities in lungs?

Can barium swallow test detect abnormalities in lungs?

Occasionally: For the most part, the fluoroscopic screen is aimed at viewing the esophagus and not other parts of the chest. But with a change in your position, we may see some lung findings ...Read more

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Can you get poisen ivy in your lungs from swallowing dust when mowing it?

Can you get poisen ivy in your lungs from swallowing dust when mowing it?

No: poison ivy rash results from contact with the plant itself, the rash takes time to develop, it is a type of contact allergic dermatitis ...Read more

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My mom said I swallowed the fluid when I was born and it went into my lungs could this be why my lungs are bad my dr won't xray them?

My mom said I swallowed the fluid when I was born and it went into my lungs could this be why my lungs are bad my dr won't xray them?

Can't say: The lungs of all babies are totally filled with amniotic fluid and are airless before they take their first breath. Sometimes, the fetus has a bowel movement (meconium) in the womb and may aspirate the meconium stained fluid into the lungs which can result in a pneumonia with residual lung damage. If there are no acute lung findings your doctor may not see the need to x-ray them. ...Read more

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When you have accidentally wrong swallow of saliva will it goes to your lungs? How will I know because it hurts when I swallow it when I woke up

When you have accidentally wrong swallow of saliva will it goes to your lungs? How will I know because it hurts when I swallow it when I woke up

Cough reflex: If your cough reflex is intact, your body will protect itself from saliva going into your lungs in your sleep. This kind of thing can happen with people who have strokes, but you have not listed that in your information. If you have a sore throat, it may be the start of a viral URI -- but at 32 without other conditions, aspirating saliva into your lungs is not likely. Anxiety can make you worry! ...Read more

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My 91 yr old dad has fluid on lungs. He had a stroke affecting his swallowing. Wat happens if the fluid carries on goin on to his lungs?

My 91 yr old dad has fluid on lungs. He had a stroke affecting his swallowing. Wat happens if the fluid carries on goin on to his lungs?

Aspiration PNA: I have a different opinion. Stroke leading to dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) can cause accidental aspiration of one's own saliva & secretions, which can perpetuate fluid accumulation in the lungs. Along with acute treatment for aspiration pneumonitis, your father should get swallow rehab to prevent future aspiration. Good luck to him! ...Read more