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Has this happened to you and what did you do? My doc wasn’t really worried.

Posted anonymously, 4th December 2015

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  • It would have been good to get that reassurance from your doctor.

  • My child swallowed a button.

  • When your Gp isn’t concerned, then I wouldn’t be either. It will come out in the poo.

  • I know a lady who when about 5 or 6 years old pushed a screwed up lolly paper that she had picked up in the playground up her nose. He Mum couldn’t get it out sho she took her to Hospital as they weren’t near their local medical centre. Eventually after trying different methods they sedated her heavily and got it out with equipment. The girl got too distressed, started screaming louder and louder because of the pain even though they had given her some pain relief and naturally wouldn’t lie still enough.

  • If doc isn’t worried then it should be fine . Check the age on the label as every toy especially the Lego’s range have specified suitable ages eg for Ages 3 or more . Some pieces are so minute that you cant even see it properly . Be careful with all toys that have bits and pieces in general .

  • Kids do tend to pass these things. If they do not, then they follow up on removing items.

  • I would have been concened that it could get stuck part way through or vomit it up in the next few hours and get stuck.

  • No but my 8 year old cousin did recently, his mum was told just to check his poop until it come out lol which it did eventually

  • No, but today i Just rushed my daughter to the doctors after her swallowing a $2 coin, he had the same response, to only worry if it didnt pass in the next few days. Did your kids pass its and if so how long did it take. ?

  • No, not yet and hopefully never but they live Lego and especially the little Lego men so wouldn’t surprise me if they swallow a little head. As long as it’s not causing pain or blocking airway then it’s not too serious. We just have to wait for it to be pooped out.

  • No, mine hasn’t (or rather not that I know of) Not much different to a pip I suppose. Unless it causes pain, probably not a problem. Glad your child was ok (I think that’s the case from your question).

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