Defecation After Swallowing A Foreign Object?

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,, is it true if we swallow foreign objects if we defecate come out too ??

1 Answer:

Hello Aldi Setiawan, thank you for your question to HealthReplies.com.

The human digestive system starts from the mouth to the anus. Food will be converted into a form of nutrition by the body through the process carried out by the digestive system.

When food enters the mouth, teeth have a role to process food mechanically (with us chewing food). Simultaneously, saliva also has a role in enzymatic digestion of food. Foods that have been mashed and swallowed will enter the stomach through the esophagus. In the stomach, stomach acid and other food digestive enzymes will continue the process of breaking down food, producing a form like a paste / concentrated liquid. In addition, the resulting stomach acid plays a role to kill bacteria contained in food. After that, the food which has been in the form of pasta will be pushed into the small intestine (undergoes a process of digestion, breakdown, and absorption of nutrients contained) and in the large intestine, water absorption will occur again. This water absorption process has a role in producing consistency of feces / feces. The stool will be collected in the rectum. When the rectum is filled, there will be an urge to defecate.

Therefore, food or foreign objects that are swallowed / ingested will experience the digestion process and excreted through bowel movements. However, if the foreign object cannot be broken down or digested (for example coins, metals, etc.) and the object is too large, there can be obstacles in the digestive process (eg foreign objects involved in the esophagus etc.) Foreign objects entering the digestive tract can also cause interference in the digestive process.

This also does not apply if the foreign object is 'wrong entry' into the respiratory tract to cause choking.

You can read more about the normal digestive system

So, hopefully useful.

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