Do fish bones dissolve in stomach?
The reasons are as follows: first, gastric acid (equivalent to 0.2%–0.4% hydrochloric acid) is secreted in the stomach, which is able to soften and dissolve fish bones, which are a type of bones mainly comprising calcium. The fish bones can then not damage the digestive tract.
Can fish bones make you sick?
Sometimes, a fish bone might not come out on its own. In that case, see a doctor immediately. If the fish bone is stuck in your esophagus or somewhere else in your digestive tract, it can pose a real danger. It can cause a tear in your esophagus, an abscess, and, rarely, life threatening complications.
What happens if you swallow a fish bone and it scratches your throat?
The bone may have scratched the lining of the throat during its passage and left a small abrasion. Unfortunately in some patients, the bone impales itself into the tonsil, tongue base or lower part of the throat (or hypopharynx). These bones require retrieval.