A member asked:

I swallowed a bobby pin, will i be okay?

4 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

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.

Answered Mar 2, 2019


Dr. Clarence Wimberly answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Most people would not be able to pass a bobby pin. This would stay in your stomach will need to be removed.

Answered Mar 30, 2018


Dr. David Jakubowicz answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

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.

Answered Jan 20, 2021



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