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Swallowed a fish bone. X-ray showed nothing. Now feeling sharp pain while swallowing. What to do?

Apr 2013
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hi, yesterday i swolowed a fish bone, and i am not sure if it got stuck in the throught, as i feel a sharp pain when i swalow,i have been to the hospital but they could not find anything with x rays and a small telescope inserted through the nose, they think it may have gone down, do you know what i should do
Posted Sat, 20 Apr 2013 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Ivan R. Rommstein 1 hour later
Hi and welcoem to XXXXXXX
You should just wait for some time(2-3 days) and dont wory. It is important that it isnt in your respiratory tract. Even if it is in your throat or esophagus it wont cause serious damage. Just try to drink a lot water and eat bread or bananan and most of the small fish bones will get dislodged from throat and will reach your stomach.After it softens a bit it will pass through your stomach. If your symptoms persist after 2-3 days you should visit doctor again and detailed test should be done.
Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help"
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