Gun shot in abdomen - Online Doctor Chats
Doctor : hi
how can i help you?
User : ok, listen I don't have a lot of time to explain, so please just answer my questions as best as you can. ok, to cut a long story short me and my friend (he's 14, I'm 18) were building something in our garage. he accidently shoots himself with a nail gun. the nail goes in on his right side (naval level) about 3 inches. we ran him to the hospital, but they won't tell me anything since I'm not family. my questions are........
User : 1. is it possible it could have punctured his intestine?
User : 2. if it did puncture his intestine, would he need surgery?
User : 3. if he DOES need surgery, how long will he be IN the hospital for?
yes if he has punctured intestine, he will definitely need surgery to remove the shot and also to repair intestines
User : btw he is skinny. his waist is about 32 inches.
User : ok, how long would he be IN the hospital, if it punctured it?
if surgery is done it depends on condition of ur friend. it can be anywhere between 5 days to 10 days depending on possible complications also
User : I've heard 3-4 weeks....... is that exagarrated, or no?
Doctor : it could be necessary if there is extensive repair involved
and if any complications have arised, he might need to
User : I see........
User : what sorta of complications?
complications form your friend depending on his body conditions.
complications of anesthesia
complications from the surgery
complications due to any infections
which could vary from person to person and also from the type of surgery involved
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
Doctor : are you there?
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