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should I be concerned?<br><br>
My boys were goofing off this morning and somehow (it's not clear how) my 9yos swallowed a penny. In all my years and all my kids I've never had this happen, so what do you do?<br><br>
Do pennies readily pass through the digestive tract? Is there any concern that it might get stuck?<br><br>
Sigh, another day in the life...
 

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yes, they really do find their way out again! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
it should come out in the next couple days, but it might be hard to...uh...see (color wise and all).<br><br>
my son swallowed a nickel(i think it was a nickel) a while ago. i never found it, but he never showed any sign of trouble (absence of bm, or abdominal pain, indicatinga blockage). so, i never took him in. i figured an x-ray was a waste of time, b/c it most likely came out and i just missed it.<br><br>
good luck!!
 

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I'll let nature take it's course. Just was a new one for me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br><br>
P.s. Don't think I'm gonna be poking around in his poo to find it tho <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush"> I'll just ask him if he sees it.<br><br>
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It should be OK at that age for a penny to pass thru. My DD swallowed a quarter when she was 4 and had no problems passing it. But when DS was 18m he swallowed a quarter (a year before DD did the same thing), and it had to be removed as it got stuck in his throat. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 
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