I swallowed a crown

Patient : I swallowed a crown at 12:00 a.m. (cleanly, no coughing or choking) and intend to search for it. I had a bowel movement 14 hours later at 2:00 p.m. Thinking it would not be in my first movement, I did not bother to search. Now I'm reading that a foreign object can pass through the body in a few hours. What are the chances that the crown was in that first movement. Thanks.
Doctor :   You mentioned that you swallowed a crown after which you had bowel movements after 14 hours. Usually a foreign body when swallowed, if uneventful will pass out in stools within 24 hours. So, mostly it might have passed in your bowel movement. Don't worry as it might have passed or will pass in next bowel movement. But if you have any cramps consult a physician at an emergency at the nearest hospital as early as possible.

Related Q&A

Q: I recently had PFT's performed at the request of my PCP. This result is in comparison to the same tests from2/15. ...

Q: Hi, ten years ago, my mother was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma of the right lung. She was not a smoker.Did not spread...

Q: I had unprotected sex 3 times in one night. I pulled out each time. Her period had ended 4 days earlier. She took ...

Q: For the past couple night when I lay down, my left leg and arm hurts. worse in groin. I am 49 and have fibromyalgi...

Q: My father failed is barium swallow test and has been told not to eat anything from this point forward. My father h...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews