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
November 14, 2014
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