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My 2 year old grandson swallowed an earring, it went down no

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my 2 year old grandson swallowed an earring, it went down no choking, but should he seek medical attention or just pass it through?
JA: What are all your grandson's symptoms, and how severe are they?
Customer: no symptoms, he's fine. just concerned about him passing it.
JA: What has he tried to relieve the issue? When did he last visit a doctor?
Customer: he just swallowed it 10 minutes ago. Idk the last time he saw his doctor.
JA: Anything else in his medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Su S replied 9 months ago.

Thank you for your question.
I will try my best to help you.
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Expert:  Dr Su S replied 9 months ago.

How large is the ring?

Does he feel any symptom now?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
it is a fish hook earring type with thin strands of metal. no symptoms ,no.
Expert:  Dr Su S replied 9 months ago.

Please wait.
I am writing the answer.
Thank you for your patience.

Expert:  Dr Su S replied 9 months ago.

Thank you for the input.
I understand your anxiety.
Usually swallowed objects pass through the gut without any problem.
In some cases it can get stuck in food tube or esophagus.
When he is not feeling any symptom, it has passed through esophagus.
You can observe now.
Stool may be watched to see whether it has passed out.
If he develops any symp***** *****ke pain, abdomen distension or vomiting, you need to take him for an examination by doctor urgently.
Otherwise, you can take him to his doctor in the morning.
But as I said such small piece would pass out without any problem.
Please do not worry.
Please give plenty of fluid to drink.
I hope this information will be helpful.
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Wish him healthy life.

Expert:  Dr Su S replied 9 months ago.

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