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Swallowed or Inhaled Objects - Check Your Symptoms

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  • If you have swallowed something you know or think is poisonous: Go to the topic Poisoning.

Have you swallowed a button disc battery or magnet?

Are you wheezing, coughing, or having troubled or noisy breathing after swallowing or inhaling an object?

Do you have pain in your throat, chest, or belly after swallowing or inhaling an object?

Have you swallowed a sharp, long, or large object?

Do you think you have an object stuck in your throat?

Have you had any changes in your bowel movements after swallowing an object?

Has a swallowed object not passed in your stool within 7 days?

Were back blows or the Heimlich maneuver used to dislodge the food or object?

If a visit to a health professional is not needed immediately, see the Home Treatment section for self-care information.


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Last Updated: August 08, 2012
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