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I am worried that my Grandson may have swallowed a glass ball

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I am worried that my Grandson may have swallowed a glass ball (size of a marble/jiggy) came from an ornament which sat in a small hand, which was on a low window ledge in a small shop. My Grandson was in the shop on Tuesday and the shopkeeper saw us passing on Friday and mentioned that the glass ball was missing and wondered if it was possible that he may have swallowed it? I did not see him swallow anything - although the more I think about it, it is possible he could have. If he has he cannot digest it and I am unsure if his colon would expel it. On Friday he had a cold and loose poo.
Should he be x-rayed?
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small smooth round balls swallowed by babies are not a worry

they will pass through his bowels and come out in his stool without problems.

you can call his doctor and ask them as well

but I'm sure they will not worry

let me know if you have questions.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


How long will it take before it would show up in his stools? He has had loose stools for a week.

it should show up in the stools in 6-24 hours

hopefully his loose stools will get better in a few days.

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