There are no shortage of ways that you can end up in the Emergency Room. Sometimes, it’s something completely unpreventable. Other times, it’s something that certainly could have been prevented with a little common sense. These 7 strange items have been found inside people’s bodies.
According to Fox News, in 2021, foreign objects stuck in people’s bodies was the ninth leading cause of accidental injuries that led to trips to the emergency room. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that in 2021 nearly 278,000 adults in the United States went to the E.R. due to some sort of object being stuck inside their body.
Objects Found Inside People’s Bodies
Regarding these objects being a common reason for trips to the Emergency Room, Dr. Marc Spiegel, a clinical professor of medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center, told Fox News, “Foreign objects being stuck in strange places is predictable at number nine, when you consider that more than half are sex toys.” He continued, telling Fox News, “But there is also the factor of people absentmindedly poking themselves with objects, especially in the nose, ears, and mouth.”
This makes sense. Adult toys are often designed and intended to go inside of our bodies. Accidents can happen, they can get stuck, and that will indeed lead to a trip to the Emergency Room. While it may be embarrassing, I think we can all understand that it happens. What’s not as common are random items getting stuck up noses that are not intended to go up there.
That Doesn’t Belong There!
Emergency Room doctors have seen it all…and then some, I’m sure. Look around the room you’re in now. I’d be willing to bet there are at least ten objects within grabbing distance that could fit inside one of your orifices. It might take a little effort, but they can fit if you want them to. Now, the shocking thing about the data that Fox News is talking about is that it specifically states “adults.” Most of these items I could see a child easily getting stuck up their nose, or swallowing on accident. An adult ending up with these things inside of them somehow feels less accidental and more…on purpose.
Here are seven strange items that have been found inside people’s bodies. All of these things led to a trip to the Emergency Room. It shouldn’t have to be said, but I’m going to say it anyways. Please, don’t try any of these at home. Don’t become a story.