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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Ok, look I donâ??t have a lot of time to explain, so please just answer my questions as best as you can. Thank you.
Ok, well to cut a long story short my friend (14, male, skinny, 121 pounds) accidently swallowed a nail apporoxmently 2 inches long. Iâ??ve told him to go to the hospital but he doesnâ??t realize the danger he is in and says itâ??ll have to wait for 12 hours cause he is speaking at a meeting. Iâ??m just wonderingâ?¦â?¦â?¦â?¦.will the nail pass, or will it get stuck? If it does get stuck, where would it most likely get stuck at, stomach or intestine? If it gets stuck and he goes to the hospital, what will the doctors do? Will he have surgery?
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Ok, look I donâ??t have a lot of time to explain, so please just answer my questions as best as you can. Thank you.
Ok, well to cut a long story short my friend (14, male, skinny, 121 pounds) accidently swallowed a nail apporoxmently 2 inches long. Iâ??ve told him to go to the hospital but he doesnâ??t realize the danger he is in and says itâ??ll have to wait for 12 hours cause he is speaking at a meeting. Iâ??m just wonderingâ?¦â?¦â?¦â?¦.will the nail pass, or will it get stuck? If it does get stuck, where would it most likely get stuck at, stomach or intestine? If it gets stuck and he goes to the hospital, what will the doctors do? Will he have surgery?
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ok
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Ok, look I donâ??t have a lot of time to explain, so please just answer my questions as best as you can. Thank you.
Ok, well to cut a long story short my friend (14, male, skinny, 121 pounds) accidently swallowed a nail apporoxmently 2 inches long. Iâ??ve told him to go to the hospital but he doesnâ??t realize the danger he is in and says itâ??ll have to wait for 12 hours cause he is speaking at a meeting. Iâ??m just wonderingâ?¦â?¦â?¦â?¦.will the nail pass, or will it get stuck? If it does get stuck, where would it most likely get stuck at, stomach or intestine? If it gets stuck and he goes to the hospital, what will the doctors do? Will he have surgery?
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does your friend has any symptoms like abdominal pain
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