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Judy I think I might have swallowed a chicken bone in my

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Hi Judy I think I might have swallowed a chicken bone in my dinner about 2.5" in size
is there anything I should be concerned about?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.
That is about half of the index finger size chicken bone.
If you did not experience any symptoms yet like choking, pain or vomiting, then you will be fine.
The bone should pass through your intestine in 2-3 days.
However if you develop severe abdominal pain, vomiting or constipation, then this will be suggestive of bowel obstruction and require urgent medical attention.
That is unlikely but should be kept in mind.
Hopefully, this will not create any problem.
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