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Dr. Anil
Dr. Anil, Doctor (MD)
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My grandson swallowed about an inch of the thin wire they

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my grandson swallowed about an inch of the thin wire they use for his retainer.
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: My grandson 13 years old swallowed about one inch of the thin wire use for his retainer.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 4 months ago.

Hi,

I do think you should visit Emergency Room and they may want to do X-Rays to locate the retainer.Metallic wire may be easily located by X-Ray.

Diet rich in oil may be given.Also banana may be given.

Monitoring the movement of Wire over next 1-2 days will give an idea and chances are it will be passed in stool without any obstruction or damage.

I hope this helps

Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 4 months ago.

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