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Is possible to swallow your own tongue? MORE?

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hello this my question: is possible to swallow your own tongue? more?, may you answer me please
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Shiyac56 is mistaken. It is not physically possible for a person to swallow his/her tongue. The frenulum, the vertical fold of skin underneath the tongue, anchors it to the floor of the mouth and prevents it from being swallowed. A flaccid tongue, however, can fall back into the throat and obstruct the airway. It happens particularly often to people who have lapsed into unconsciousness or during seizures. The tongue may even be difficult or impossible to visualize if it retreats far enough into the throat.

Sticking something like a spoon into the mouth of a person having a seizure is NEVER recommended. It could damage the teeth, result in a broken jaw or worse. The correct procedure for opening an airway is to carefully extend the person's neck and elevate the chin.

Also, a person in the throes of a seizure should not be moved unless her/his position presents an immediate danger. Any objects on which the person might harm her/himself should be removed from the area instead.

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YES! It is possible, I have seen it happen. My best friend has had sesures his whole life. One night he went into a sesure, it was my first time ever seeing something like that. I had no idea what to do. They say when someone is having a seisure, to hold their tongue down with a spoon. I should have. Because he swallowed it and was choking profusily. Bt i couldn't reach in his mouth to help for the possibility of him severly biting me on accident. I quickly called 911. He was pronounced dead by the ambulance less than 15 minutes later. So the answer is YES! R. I. P JOSH!

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No, this is not possible at all. For the main reason your tongue is connected to your mouth, making it impossible to swallow. The only possible way is if you detach your tongue and eat it, nobody in their right mind would ever do this. Making this not possible, nobody can swallow their own tongue.

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The tongue can't really bend in such a way as to swallow it, unless of course its either disconnected before swallowing, or its just a loose way to say that the tongue blocked the airway and killed them.

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M

In the literal sense, No. That isnt to say that your tongue can't become swollen and block your airway, making you feel as if you have swallowed it.

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Only if it is cut off before the swallow attempt is taken. ;p

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