Wire from dental braces removed from woman's bowel after ten years

The doctors said the metal wire would not do any long term damage

Doctors performed emergency surgery on the woman and removed a 2.8-inch-long piece of orthodontic wire that had pierced through several parts of the small intestine, causing the organ to twist around itself. She hadn't worn braces on her teeth for 10 years, but the wire apparently came from her braces. But as days persisted, the pain came back and doctors took a closer look.

That puzzled her doctors, who said it was unusual that the decade-old piece of her braces just now started causing pain.

"I think it was probably just sitting there in her stomach the whole time, and then when the small bowel was punctured, that's when the pain started", Talia Shepherd, M.D., told CNN.

Turns out, there was a wire-shaped object in her small intestine, according to Live Science.

But when the woman, 30, returned with more pain, they did a CAT scan and discovered what looked like a fish bone - a common blockage. "But when we went to ask the patient if she remembered swallowing anything, she had no recollection".

Fortunately, the wire didn't cause any severe damage to the woman's stomach. "There might be a higher chance if you're sedated and undergo a dental procedure".

"It's incredibly common in my professions to see people who have swallowed things", said Raymond, adding that the objects swallowed would often vary depending on whether patients had swallowed them by mistake or on goal.

Gastroenterologist and professor of medicine Dr.

The study suggests that doctors consider "foreign body ingestion" as a potential cause of abdominal pain if the patient's medical or surgical history doesn't offer an explanation for the discomfort.

"She is now well and carrying on with her life", Dr. Shepherd said.

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