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    Swallowed or Inhaled Objects - Check Your Symptoms

    Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if:

    Call your doctor now or seek immediate medical care if:

    • You have any stomach pain.
    • You have signs of an infection, such as:
      • Pain, swelling, or tenderness in or around your throat, neck, chest, or belly.
      • A fever.
      • A cough.
      • Shortness of breath.
    • You vomit a small amount of blood or what looks like coffee grounds.
    • You have trouble breathing.
    • You have trouble swallowing.
    • You vomited more than one time since you had an object removed from your throat or esophagus or since you swallowed an object.
    • Your stools are black and tarlike or have streaks of blood.

    Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor if:

    • You still feel like you have something stuck in your throat or esophagus.
    • You do not get better as expected.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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