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2 year old. Swallowed coin. Clinking sound in mouth, bleeding nose. Could there be any connection?

About three days ago my 2 year 7 month old, 29 lbs. daughter swallowed a coin. We re not sure what it was, but we think it was a penny. My wife heard a clink in her mouth a second before she swallowed and was choking. It went down within 20 seconds, and she has acted fine ever since. She did have a nose bleed when she woke up yesterday morning though. Could there be any connection? Other than that she continues to act normally, eat normally, go to the bathroom normally. Should we just continue to check her poop?
Asked On : Wed, 29 Aug 2012
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Pediatrician, Cardiology 's  Response
Thanks for the query
It seems that the coin is in somewhere in intestine. Better go for an X-Ray to check where it is. Nose bleed may be totally unrelated to this or there may be some trauma that has caused the bleeding. Continue feeds in a normal way and also check her poop for the coin.
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Answered: Wed, 29 Aug 2012
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Critical Care Specialist Dr. Sadiq Mughal's  Response
Hi dear your 2 and half year daughter swolled a coin 3 days back and had an episode of nose bleeding next morning.Dear coin is usually blunt and will not cause bleeding unless trying to take it out or swallow it forcefully.however it can get stuck up in throat and dawn in the gut,but since three days have passed and she is well,doesn't have pain abdomen,which means she has passed the coin, which you should have looked in her stool.nose bleeding in children is usually due to nose pricking or rhinitis (common cold),so you should look for these two causes of nose bleeding rather associating it with coin
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