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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Digestion and Bowels
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Doctor :   hi
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how can I help you?
User :   ok, i don't have a lot of time, so please just answer my questions as best as you can. thank you. ok, well to cut a long story short my friend accidently ate a nail (it's a long story) he's 14 male and skinny. anyways, it happened about 12 hours ago, he's at the hospital right now. the doctors told me it got stuck in his stomach but won't tell me anymore.
User :  
i am just wondering, will he need surgery? if he does, how long will he be IN the hospital for? and approx. what is the length/width/height of the stomach?
User :  
please hurry.
User :   are you there?
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
let me read
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surgery is not needed
Doctor :  
generally they will remove it by endoscopy
Doctor :  
if done sucessfully then he will be dischared in few days
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