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My friends 6 year old swallowed a penny. Should he go to er.

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My friends 6 year old swallowed a penny. Should he go to er. He has no pain and swallowed it down without choking
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Greetings,
Thank you for your question.
I am Dr. Su S. and I will try my best to help you.

When did it occur?

How is he feeling now?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
15 mins ago. Feels fine
Pediatrician: Dr. Su S., Pediatrician replied 2 years ago

Thank you for the input.

When he does not feel any discomfort, I feel it has passed the throat to the stomach.

However, he needs an examination by doctor.

Doctor can take an X ray to confirm the location of coin.

Sometimes, it can get lodged in esophagus without symptom.

Usually the coin passes out along with stool by 2-3 days but it may take longer.

You have to check his stool regularly to find out it.

I hope this information will be helpful.

If you have any query, please feel free to ask.

If you are happy with my answer please click on the Excellent/Good rating.

Wish his healthy life.

Regards.

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