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Abdominal pain due to swallowed nail - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how i can i help u
Doctor :  
please proceed with your query
User :   ok, look i don't really have time to explain, so please just answer my questions best as you can. thank you. ok to cut a long story short my dumb friend thought it'd be funny to swallow a nail. it was two inches long.
User :  
i told him to go to the hospital but he says he has better things to do and won't go for atleast 12 hours.
User :  
i'm just wondering.......will he need surgery? will it pass, or will it get stuck? if it does get stuck, where would it probably be at?
Doctor :  
ok
User :  
and if he does need surgery, how long will he be in the hospital for?
Doctor :  
i will help u in this
Doctor :  
can i ask few Q
Doctor :  
wats his age
User :  
please hurry, i only have five minutes, and i really need those answered.
User :  
14
User :  
male, skinny
Doctor :   he has a routine habit of doing this
User :  
no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
its better to go to hospital
Doctor :  
as early as possible
Doctor :   did he have any symptoms
Doctor :  
like loose stools
Doctor :  
abdominal pain
User :  
he hasn't gone yet, and yes he has pain.
Doctor :  
vomiting
Doctor :  
ok

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