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What are the repercussions of accidental ingestion of a coin by a child?

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Dr. Eric Goldstein

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Posted on Mon, 27 Mar 2017 in Child Health
Question: Me granddaughter is two and a half. She swallowed a dime. She seems fine. What should I do?
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Answered by Dr. Eric Goldstein 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Dime

Detailed Answer:
Hello. I just read through your question.

As long as she is breathing comfortably, we do not have to worry that the dime entered her lungs. In this case it will settle in the stomach and eventually be passed. If she remains comfortable, there is nothing to do.

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