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Posted by: Zelda | 2011-07-04

piece of chicken stuck in throat

Dear doc

please help my boyfriend had an op in his throat like 15 years ago and the doctors told him his throat had a bend and food could possibly get stuck so anyway this has happened before and the food would either come out of his mouth or it would go down into his stomach after a few hours,so now it happened last night and he still has that piece of chicken in his throat he cant even swallow his saliva he cant eat or drink anything because it does not go down,what do you think needs to be done ,is there anything that he can drink that will desolve it or that can make it go down,he is experiencing discomfort due to the fact that he cant swallow,PLEASE HELP

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Zelda

It is very important for him to consult a gastroenterologist as soon as possible to have a gastroscopy done, in order to visualise the oesophagus and stomach and to remove the piece of chicken. Ask for a consultation as an emergency.

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