This question was answered on Sat 05, Sep 2009 07:24pm by Dr.Rohit Agarwal

what happens if you swallow a small chicken wing bone

    
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what happens if you swallow a small chicken wing bone

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Answer by Dr.Rohit Agarwal  on Sat 05, Sep 2009 07:24pm:

Hello, if it does not struck in your throat and reaches your stomach, your gastro-intestinal system will digest it. Bones are rich source of calcium but they can choke you. Take care.

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Comment by Dr.Kokil Mathur on Wed 02, Feb 2011 04:53pm:
Hi! As Dr Rohit pointed out, in all probability the bone would have got digested by now. If the bone is not stuck in the throat and goes into your stomach, the acids and digestive juices will act on it and it will then be absorbed along the intestine. Bone is made up of calcium, other minerals, collagen and fibers and human body can digest it without any harm. Take care!

Comment by Dr.Kokil Mathur on Thu 03, Feb 2011 06:54am:
However, on second thoughts, if at all you have abdominal pains, cramps, nausea, vomiting etc, please consult a doctor immediately to rule any intolerance, allergy or impaction (less likely if it was a small wing bone).

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