Swallowed Object (cont.)
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When to Seek Medical Care
When any nonfood item is swallowed, call a doctor. A description of the item should be given.
If any symptoms continue and won't go away after swallowing an object or large piece of food, go to the local emergency department. If the patient has a similar object to the one swallowed, bring it along to help the doctor determine what type of object may be causing the blockage.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/17/2014
Thomas Rebbecchi, MD, FAAEM
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