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    What to do if your child swallows a dime

    In casual conversation Heather told me she swallowed a dime 'the other day'.
    All I can decipher is that is wasn't today. Should I assume it's ok or do I need to call the ped?


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    I too think it would just pass through..

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    Wait. I swallowed a penny when I was a year. However, I do think you're supposed to go an get an ex-ray just to make sure it's passed, I remember something about that from when someone else's child swallowed a dime or nickel.


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    My daughter told us she swallowed one. I called the pedi, and they made us come for an x ray.
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    It will pass but dr would probably ask you to collect samples for a few days. Dh swallowed a dime when he was ten yo (!!!!) and he had to do it himself!!! until it was found. FTR, dh was trying to fool a friend into thinking he'd swallowed a coin w/o actually swallowing it, then accidentally DID swallow it!! LOL
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    I would let it pass on through, not even call the ped. I probably wouldn't check poos.


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    aren't you supposed to get checked to make sure it will pass... Like it should just pass but not always and better safe than sorry kinda thing.

    I am paranoid so I would get an X-ray or put in a call for reassurance!
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    There's an old joke about if your first child swallows a dime you rush to the doc for an X ray. If the second one swallows a dime you don't go to the doc you just wait for it to pass. If the third child swallows a dime you just subtract it from his or hers allowance!


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