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Could a one year old baby die from swallowing a penny?
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Dr. Sharon Bass
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
As long as the penny was swallowed and has not gotten in the trachea ( in which case the child would have trouble breathing and should be seen at the er immediately) the penny will pass through the intestine and come out with a bowel movement.

In brief: No
As long as the penny was swallowed and has not gotten in the trachea ( in which case the child would have trouble breathing and should be seen at the er immediately) the penny will pass through the intestine and come out with a bowel movement.
Dr. Sharon Bass
Dr. Sharon Bass
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Unlikely
Coins are swallowed every day.
When swallowed and they go in the stomach they pass uneventfully. If concerned, see your pediatrician. Sometimes after a few days and you haven't seen it pass an x-ray can show you where it is. I have not heard of any child dying from swallowing a coin in the GI tract. If it is in the windpipe there is choking etc and that is an emergency.

In brief: Unlikely
Coins are swallowed every day.
When swallowed and they go in the stomach they pass uneventfully. If concerned, see your pediatrician. Sometimes after a few days and you haven't seen it pass an x-ray can show you where it is. I have not heard of any child dying from swallowing a coin in the GI tract. If it is in the windpipe there is choking etc and that is an emergency.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Dr. Yash Khanna
The only thing i want to add is sometimes the pennys in a year old baby can get stuck in the esophagus and you can only know by taking an xray for the position of the penny,if it is passesd down to stomach then you check the stools to make sure it is passed in the stool.
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