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Sewing needle ingestion - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you
User :   Ok, look, it's a long story so please just answer my questions, kay? Ok, me and my friends were doing a bunch of phranks and daring each other to do stupid thing, and so I swallowed a sewing needle. I'm just wondering......will I be ok, or should I go to the emergency room? If I do, will I need surgery?
Doctor :  
when did it happen?
User :   about 6 hours ago.
Doctor :  
i strongly advise you to go to emergency room
Doctor :  
Do you have any pain in chest or belly till now
User :  
no. but I do now.
User :  
will I need surgery?
Doctor :  
first of all they will do investigations depending on your symptoms
Doctor :  
and they ll decide it
User :  
where is it most likely the needle is at right now? intestine? stomach?
Doctor :  
we cant say it correctly because
Doctor :  
sometimes it may go down
Doctor :  
but chances of strucking somewhere also there

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