What happens if you swallow a tongue ring?


In most cases, a swallowed tongue ring passes from the body via a bowel movement without incident. A tongue ring typically is designed in two parts, including a blunt component in the shape of a ball and a sharper post onto which the ball is attached.

Often, a person swallows only the blunt ball portion of a tongue ring, with the post remaining in place. Very rarely do any problems occur with the passing of the blunt element of a tongue ring. In some isolated incidents, the sharper post causes damage in the digestive system. If a tongue ring does not appear to pass with a bowel movement within a couple of days, or if a person experiences pain of any type, an individual must seek prompt medical attention.

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What Happens If You Swallow a Tongue Ring?
If you have recently swallowed your tongue ring, stay calm. Many people have swallowed odd objects and been perfectly fine. Stressing yourself about it will only place additional trauma on your digestive system.... More »
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