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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
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.

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?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
15 mins ago. Feels fine
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year 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.

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Wish his healthy life.

Regards.