Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

172 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

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

Answered by
Dr. Eric Goldstein


Practicing since :1999

Answered : 1302 Questions

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?
Answered by Dr. Eric Goldstein 1 hour later
Brief Answer:

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.

Feel free to ask further

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on