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Chicken bone stuck in the throat. Need to go to emergency?

hello i was eating chicken and i feel like a chicken bone is stuck in my throat . i ate bread and drunk water to help it go down however i still feel like the bone is stuck there. i am able to breath normally but i just have this uncomfortable feeling do i need to go to the emergency room or is the bone gone and i just feel like its there?
Asked On : Fri, 23 Nov 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi there,
If i was your doctor i would recommend you to get your x ray soft tissue neck done to rule out if there is any piece of bone left in your throat or not. If you are able to breath normally and you are able to eat and drink then most likely the bone piece is not there. The discomfort that you are feeling is because of the abrasion in your esophagus that resulted while the bone was passing through it. It will heal with time. There is nothing to worry about. Also do glycerine gargles, it will help relieving the discomfort. Take semi solid and liquid diet till it heals completely.
Dr. Ammar.
Answered: Sat, 26 Oct 2013
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