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Is it possible to swallow your tongue?

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It is not possible for someone to swallow the tongue. There is a small piece of tissue behind the teeth and under the tongue known as the frenulum linguae, which keeps the tongue in place and prevents swallowing.

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I actually have broken the little pice if flesh that is supposed to hold your tongue down. It snapped when I was in third grade. I can actually swallow my tongue any time i want. I know weird right?! I am able to feel the back of my throat with my tongue. I am also able to breath when my tongue is back there some I'm not sure if it can really cut off the airway.
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Yes it is very possible, plenty of people who were high have swallowed their tong and choked to Death.

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Check webmd site and learn that it is an old wives tale.
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Lol
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i heard this called cow tongue.
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Man, what a crappy way to die!
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Thats crud. The only way thats possible is if someone slit your tongue off and then put it back in your math >_<
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JeffM is correct, you cannot swallow your tongue. However if you are unconscious it is possible for the tongue to fall backward and block the airway. A similar thing causes snoring and sleep apnea.

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No because your tongue is a large muscle that forces things down your throat , so it can't push itself down or humanity would be in great trouble.

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bahahahahaha
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There is just no stopping humanity, is there?
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Yes it is possible especially with people who have seizures they can swallow there tongue easily since they dont have control of there body at that period of time

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Check out webmd site. It is an old wives tale about swallowing a tongue. It's not possible.
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DUDE ITS ATTACHED TO YOUR MOUTH!!!!! SERIOSLY. Lift up your tongue and observe that blue vessel. That and other things HOLD YOUR TONGUE DOWN ON YOUR MOUTH.
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Please be nice. He can have his own opinion.
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no

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LOL. Smart.
That is your name, right?
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no it is not the only way you could do that is if you have a seizure or it gets cut

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Well, that's a touchy one. No, it's not actually possible to fully swallow your tongue, as it is attached by the frenulum linguae, as someone mentioned above. An incident tearing the tissue could occur but that's extremely rare, so let's not get into that.

*However*, ictus (a stroke/seizure) or a state of lowered awareness (aka being high) could cause the tongue to roll backwards and result in a smaller quantity of air flowing in (and a smaller quantity of CO2 getting out) and thus, end up in indirect asphyxiation if the condition lasts for too long. Also, the tongue bumping the palatine uvula (the lump at the back of your throat) could cause vomiting and choke the person since the tongue could block the way out (that's a longshot, honestly).

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Thanks! How did you know long, detailed answers were my favorites?
Seriously, that's not sarcasm.
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No

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no
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this is lik the weirdest question tht i hav ever heard. anyway ur answer is no and yes possible but at the same time not possible.

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What a helpful answer.
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I really need to get a profile pic. I like yours.
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yes when you have a seizure

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Old wives tale. Not possible.
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No, never. It is connected to your lower jaw.

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uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...........................NO!

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No it is not possible. It is an old wives tale that people swallowed their tongues during seizures etc. Check this site: http://www.webmd.com/epilepsy/what-to-do-during-a-seizure and one of the items in things to not do you'll see the info about the tongue. It's webmd site and trustworthy.

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its possible beacuse u have to have along tonuge

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I read in a book that it is possible, but I also read online that it wasn't

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yes

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no

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dont think so

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yes

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Yes you can swallow your tongue. I have done it before. I was high and it did not feel good.

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ya okayy!
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yes if you cut your tongue off

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yes you can. cut your tongue off and swallow it

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then wouldnt u die???
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But it's impossible to swallow without a tongue!!
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hah ya youd die,
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yep hilarious nd scary as well
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yes and also if u cut off ur tongue then u would probley die which is stupid

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thats true i saw it in a thousand ways to die!!!!! its pretty scary
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yes

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imma try it...nope didnt work


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lol I like you answer
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your* (would be nice to edit a comment) ad a time limit or something.
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Ah, the empirical approach. Scientific method and all that.
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hahaha
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that sounds incredibly stupid and gross to swallow but i dont know if you could

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yes.. its possible to swallow your tongue.. but.. YOU NEEDTO CUT YOUR TONGUE FIRST.. bwahahaha .. makes sense??

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lol makes sense? yes
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I don't think so... o.o

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yeah u can!!!!!
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It is probably possible to swallow your tongue if you cut it off but you would die before you could.
So therefore the answer is no because your tongue is connected and held in place by a tissue in your body called frenulum linguae.
If this wasn't helpful then look at all the other answers that are EXACTLY THE SAME!

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No

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Yes, because your tongue is just a limp muscle that you can only control a bit of it.

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yes

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hmm i think so

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nobut one time i accidently gaged myself with my tongue

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i know right
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Actually it is my friend can do but only because its not attached to the bottom part of his jaw! amazing!!!!!

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Yes. In the Civil War, when they amputated someone's limb, they told them to bite the bullet, so they don't scream. If they screamed, it's possible they could have swallowed their tounge (it's happened before).

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yes, it is. my mom and i were just talking about this! if you have a seizure, you loose control of your mussles, and your toinge could roll down youre throat... doesn't that just make you want to hold onto your tounge???!!!!

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You lose control of your eyes, too. Do they choke you, too?
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I do not think so...because it is attached to your mouth in the inside. I do think that a person can choke on their own saliva or a large mucous plug.

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cut off your tongue and we will see

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well if u swallow ur tounge u would hav to do soem thing with ur lower jaw u know wat dont do anything y would u even ask the freakin ? go yto the nurse at ur school or go to the hospital for all i care and ask them can u swallow ur tounge an dif the nurse sslaps u ii dont care cause i would do the same thing u must be a stupid child

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I swallowed my tounge when I was 14. Obviously i didn't fully swallow and digest it........swallowing your tounge is a term used for when the tounge muscles relax causing the tounge to fall backward and block the airway. The I only reason I lived that day was because of two nurses who were out watching a show in the same place as me, they noticed I was chocking, I am one very lucky lady.

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Wow! I didn't realize how many answers i'd get! Thanks guys!
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I actually have broken the little pice if flesh that is supposed to hold your tongue down. It snapped when I was in third grade. I can actually swallow my tongue any time i want. I know weird right?! I am able to feel the back of my throat with my tongue. I am also able to breath when my tongue is back there some I'm not sure if it can really cut off the airway.

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