Body Piercing Problem

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Image of swallowed tongue piercing

Courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise, Idaho.

This X-ray of the belly shows two metal parts inside the bowel that were swallowed from a tongue piercing. The sharp stud could cause problems, while the blunt part is not likely to cause problems. Both parts are likely to pass in the stool.

Current as of: June 26, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine