Fish bone....constant gas, wind? Help!!??......

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A week ago i was eating my dinner, a fish dinner. I thought i chewed my food properly but to my horror I think i swallowed a fishbone! I quickly gulped water, and ate bread to try ensure it wouldn't get stuck.

Ever since ive been experiencing excess gas; constant burping, and a dull ache in my esophageal sphincter, which is tender to touch.

I have been able to eat & drink ok, and swallow, but im so worried that the fishbone is still lurking somewhere in my body.

I'm currently on holiday, so the option of going to a Dr/A&E is out of the question at the moment. But the whole issue has put a dampener on my holiday, so much so, I want to go home 😦.

My parents are convinced what i'm experiencing is not related to the fishbone incident, and that its tenderness from swallowing it , but i'm not so sure.

Any advice, assistance, much appreciated.

Thank you

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  • Posted

    Your health is more important than your holiday. Seek professional help.

  • Posted

    Do not worry! Fishbones will have caused irritation when you swallowed it. They are sharp and can grazeYour parents are right about this. The bread and water would have dissolved it. I swallowed a fishbone but bread dislodged it. I still had some tenderness after the incident for a while. The fact that you can eat, drink and swallow is good news for you.If the bone was stuck in your throat, it would trigger coughing to expel the foreign object. Try not to stress about it because stress can bring on gut symptoms such as gas and burping.

    • Posted

      Thank you for your response. I'll try to relax, and see if that eases things a bit.

    • Posted

      Trying to relax will help. Try some milk which is good for soothing your throat and stomach; it works for me.

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