The Ultimate Guide to Piercing Infections & Complications: Swallowed Jewelry

The Ultimate Guide to Piercing Infections & Complications: Swallowed Jewelry

Swallowed Jewelry is common with oral piercings, if you start experiencing the following symptoms, contact your doctor immediately or go to the emergency department

  • Abdominal pain or vomiting
  • blood in stools (dark brown or reddish)
  • fresh blood in stools
  • coughing up or vomiting blood
  • difficult or painful elimination
  • fever
  • vomiting
  • sharp pains in abdomen

 Most piercing problems are discussed previously, infections are far less common and are almost always caused by not following aftercare instructions.


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