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Swallowed Object (cont.)

Swallowed Object Symptoms

  • Most swallowed objects cause no symptoms at all.
  • Some objects cause immediate choking and vomiting.
  • Depending on the texture of the item, such as a toy, there may be some local pain or bleeding in the back of the throat.
  • If something gets stuck, several symptoms may occur:
  • Unrecognized items ingested and stuck may lead to these symptoms:
    • Refusal to feed in infants
    • Weight loss and malnutrition
    • Vomiting blood
    • Blood in the stool
    • Severe chest infection
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/17/2014
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