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

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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

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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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