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I swallowed a pill and shortly after I feel a sharp pain when

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I swallowed a pill and shortly after I feel a sharp pain when I take deep breaths does this mean the pill is in my lung. Oh yeah the right lung
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.
Hello,
I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.
I am sorry that your question was unanswered for long.
If you do not have cough and breathlessness; it is unlikely to go in lung. In a conscious person it is very rare for a pill to go in the respiratory passage. The pain on deep breath indicate that it has stuck on the food pipe (esophagus). Drinking slowly the sips of cold water and eating banana may help in pushing and slipping it to stomach. That way pain would go away.
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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.
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