Accidentally swallowed something

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  • Swallowed a small thing

  • Foreign body ingestion

  • Ate foreign object/s

  • Swallowed a battery

  • Swallowed a toy

  • Ate a battery

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Content updated on May 23, 2022

Description

Accidentally swallowed something refers to swallowing non-food items, often referred to as foreign bodies. Examples include toys, batteries or even dentures.

When to See a Doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Accidentally swallowed something

Possible Causes

  • Suffocation

Related Serious Diseases

  • Foreign body in bronchus

    Foreign bodies can get lodged anywhere in the airway. The trachea or windpipe is part of the airway. The trachea divides into right and left bronchus which connect to the lungs.

  • Pharyngeal foreign body

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Did you swallow any small object(s)?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you have a sore throat?

  • Is your breathing noisy; e.g. wheezing, rattling?

  • When you breathe in, does the skin below your throat, between the ribs or above the collarbone get drawn in?

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