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Injury to the oesophagus - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   Hey, well, the other day I was at a friends house. I was eating dinner over there. (she's basically my gf, we were both home alone at her house, and we were helping make dinner together) Anyways, to cut a long story short, a lightbulb overheated and blew up. We thought we got all of it, but turns out some got in the soup.
Well, we were eating, and suddenly, I take a swallow and notice there is glass (fairly large piece) in the soup. I try spitting it out, but it went down.
I went to the doctor (I live in a small town, 150 miles away from the closetest city.) and he couldn't find anything wrong. (He's not the most profecent doctor I've met though)
I'm going to the hospital tomorrow, and I can feel the glass stuck on my right side.
I'm just wondering.............. if it had punctured it, would it be a sharp cutting pain, or would it be more of a dull painfull throb? (or if I punctured it, would I KNOW and be screaming bloody murder?)
User :   it's in my intestinal region
Doctor :  
Let me read this
Doctor :  
Ok I understood
Doctor :  
Let me ask you few relevant questions
User :   ok.
Doctor :   I am asking these questions to be able to rule out anything important
Doctor :  
or worrisome
Doctor :  
do you have a soft fluffy feel under the skin of yoru neck or upper torso?
User :   yes
Doctor :  
Do you notice change in voice?
User :   no
Doctor :   Are you able to eat or drink as before the incident?
User :   yes
Doctor :  
Do you have pain while swallowing or gulping?
User :   no

Doctor :   Do you vomit or spit out blood
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