White Pearl Earring

This 60 year-old lady was complaining of discomfort in the stomach area. On endoscopy, a black ball was found stuck into the stomach wall by a metal stem. It had been a pearl white earring the patient had lost while watching an exciting TV program and eating pasta. The earring dropped into the pasta and she swallowed it without realizing. The stomach acid turned it black! The earring was removed and she has done well since.