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I swallowed a piece of chicken. I can breathe, but it is

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I swallowed a piece of chicken. I can breathe, but it is stuck under my rib cage on the right side. I tried sipping coke, water and hot tea. Every time I try I spit up bile. It moved very little. i also tried jumping up and down. Is there anything else I can do besides going to the hospital?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

you should go to the ER right away

they can do a chest CT scan to see exactly where the chicken is.

if it is in your lungs, you will need to see a lung pulmonologist doctor to go down into your lungs to remove it.

don't try to cough or vomit it out any more.

the only way to know is to go to the ER and get a chest CT scan

this can see for sure where it is

do you have a hospital close to you?