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Does Swallowing A Large Pill And Coughing Blood Require Medical Attention?

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Posted on Wed, 25 Nov 2020
Question: I swallowed a large pill it took about 10 min. to dislodge . Went to the Doc. he gave me sucralfate, I am taking. I have no pain still small specs of blood , did cough up a piece of skin that was where pill was lodged. Do I need further exame?
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
wait and watch for 72 hours.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks choosing HealthcareMagic for your query.
Have gone through your details and i appreciate your concerns.
Some times tablets can breech the mucosa layer of esophagus.This might cause mild bleeding however body usually repairs the breeched mucosa itself with in a few days.
So right now no further test is rrequired however if blood is there even after 72 hours you may consult a Ear nose throat doctor for laryngoscopic examination.

Regards!
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Does Swallowing A Large Pill And Coughing Blood Require Medical Attention?

Brief Answer: wait and watch for 72 hours. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks choosing HealthcareMagic for your query. Have gone through your details and i appreciate your concerns. Some times tablets can breech the mucosa layer of esophagus.This might cause mild bleeding however body usually repairs the breeched mucosa itself with in a few days. So right now no further test is rrequired however if blood is there even after 72 hours you may consult a Ear nose throat doctor for laryngoscopic examination. Regards!