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Swallowed bone. Had a bowel movement. Still stuck in esophagus?

I am a 52yr old female. While on break, at work, last night....I inadvertently swallowed a sliver of a chicken bone that was inside my mashed potatoes. It was lodged in the right side of throat, I started gagging, but other things came up, it did not....the bone fragment went down into my esophagus . The rest of the night, I could feel pressure just above the cardiac sphincter . No nausea , or vomiting, although I feel like something is in the left side of my throat, and I dry cough a few times. I ve eaten bread and drank plenty of fluids....but it is still there. I have already had a small bowel (jejunum) 6 inch resection from a vag/lap assisted hysterectomy in July 2007, and then a 7 inch large bowel (left side- Transverse to descending) colon resection Feb 2008. I am having some small amounts of burping, with this pressure and throat pressure w/cough.....but no severe admoninal pain. Will this bone sliver, dissolve on it s own, if it is stuck in the esophagus? Thank you for any assistance
Asked On : Wed, 6 Jun 2012
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ENT Specialist 's  Response

Welcome in H.C.M.

I have gone through your query regarding inadvertently swallowed asliver of a chicken bone. You still feels as something is inside your oesophagus in the chest.

Here I would like to tell you that foreign bodies should always be removed. Because if it remain in food canal than there may develop various complications. So it will be better to consult your ENT doctor or gastrologist for endoscopic removal of foreign body.

Answered: Tue, 25 Mar 2014
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