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Im not certain but I think my 2 1/2 year-old might have swallowed

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I'm not certain but I think my 2 1/2 year-old might have swallowed a foot long piece of string. it was attached to a toy in the bath and he was sucking on it at one point. later, when I took him out of the bath it was gone. he said he didn't and he's not at the fibbing staging yet. but I can't find it.
If he did, is he going to be alright?
Associated vomiting,pain abdomen?
When was this incident happened?
Does he feel any symptoms?
Is he irritated,crying?

Thanks dear.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

no pain at all. he's completely normal. There's the possibility that he didn't swallow it. I just can find it. But he seems fine and it was an hour ago.

Thanks for providing additional information.
I understand your concern and it's my pleasure to help you in every aspect.

I would not expect any problems to arise from eating string.
It should pass through his GI tract harmlessly.
The fact that it is long and a string makes it even less likely to hang up somewhere as it will be bunched up in the stomach and ultimately expelled in the bowel movement with no pain or problem.

I would just keep an eye on his breathing first, and his eating and bowel movements tonight and tomorrow (and keep looking for the string in other places around the house).
If he gets more cranky,irritable,feeling any pain in abdomen,vomiting then you should seek an urgent medical attention.

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