A 20-year-old female asked:
i swallowed a bobby pin, will i be okay?
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 25 years experience
EVAL: I would seek medical evaluation. Some objects pass easily through the digestive tract. The problem with a bobby pin is that it is elongated and narrow. Thus it could get caught up in or puncture the GI tract.
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Bobby pin: Most people would not be able to pass a bobby pin. This would stay in your stomach will need to be removed.
5264 viewsAnswered Mar 30, 2018
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Depends: The bobby pin can pierce your pharynx or esophagus. Make sure you get an x-ray to make sure it went down and ultimately eliminated in your stool.
5264 viewsAnswered Jan 20, 2021
Last updated Jan 20, 2021
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