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How to eject a coin swallowed by a five year old child?

MY 5YEAROLD SON HAS SWALLOWED 5OP COIN 8days ago.IN X RAYS IT IS STUCK VERTICALLY SOME WHERE NEAR THE BOTTOM OPENING OF STOMACH.DOCTORS ARE SAYING TO WAIT 4 1MONTH TO PASS ITTHROUGH AND TO CHECK OUT FOR VOMITINGS.I AM A BIT UNCOMFERTABLE .CAN U GIVE A SECOND OPINION
Fri, 9 Mar 2018
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Hello,

Be calm and do not be anxious. I am agreed with your doctor opinion.

As coin already passed esophagus, I think it will pass through stool within a month. There is no need of intervention unless child complaining of abdominal pain, fever, vomiting, blood in stool.

Do not make him to vomit, you have to watch his stool for coin and it can be confirmed again by imaging.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Shyam B. Kale
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How to eject a coin swallowed by a five year old child?

Hello, Be calm and do not be anxious. I am agreed with your doctor opinion. As coin already passed esophagus, I think it will pass through stool within a month. There is no need of intervention unless child complaining of abdominal pain, fever, vomiting, blood in stool. Do not make him to vomit, you have to watch his stool for coin and it can be confirmed again by imaging. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Shyam B. Kale