Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
191 Doctors are Online

What should be done after inhaling nose pin screw?

User rating for this question
Answered by

ENT Specialist
Practicing since : 2003
Answered : 709 Questions
Hi, I have a nose piercing. The screw to that got dislodged and it went down my throat while I inhaled. I feel no pain except a bit of discomfort around around the chest region. Could this be a problem? Should I have it checked? The screw was barely a square centimeter in size
Posted Sat, 8 Mar 2014 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Rajkishori Godhi 22 minutes later
Brief Answer: more details please. Detailed Answer: Hi Madam, From your history I feel that you have swallowed the screw but I need a few more details to be certain. 1) Did you swallow the screw or inhale it ? 2) If you have swallowed it then did you feel it while it went down your food pipe ? 3) If you inhaled it then did you have choking, severe cough, difficulty breathing? 4) When did the incident happen ? Awaiting your response, Dr Rajkishori Godhi.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Follow-up: What should be done after inhaling nose pin screw? 8 minutes later
Hi, The screw got dislodged in my nasal cavity and I felt it go down my throat as I inhaled. I did not experience any choking, severe cough or difficulty in breathing. I just felt the screw in the back of my throat and since it is absolutely small, I barely felt it. The incident happened an hour ago. Thank you.
Answered by Dr. Rajkishori Godhi 12 minutes later
Brief Answer: nothing to worry. Detailed Answer: Hi. The screw has gone down into the food pipe and then into your stomach. Nothing to worry it will be out tomorrow when you pass motions. If the screw had gone down your wind pipe then it would have caused severe coughing and choking. You are lucky , better be careful next time. Regards, Dr Rajkishori Godhi.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an ENT Specialist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor