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Stomach pain caused due to metal strip in food - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hi there
Doctor :  
how can i help you
User :   thanks for your time
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :  
tell me your concern
User :   5 weeks ago I ate a metal strip and am now having stomach problems
User :   is this posible?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
what metal strip
Doctor :  
age, gender
User :   hard to describe, but it was at a resteraunt and they had just cleaned the grill
User :   the strip looked like a super heavy duty steel wool'
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
after that all the symptom started
User :   i found other strips in my meal and I feel worse every week
Doctor :  
ok
User :   yes, and continuing worse daily now
Doctor :  
you think you ate fully the metal
Doctor :  
ok
User :   is it possible that these metal strips would still be inside of me?
Doctor :  
you can take a antaacid
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
if you suspect that you can go for x ray
User :   yes,,,,,,,,,,, I am certain I ate one and possibly 2 because I swallowed something I couldn't chew,
Doctor :  
consult a doctor
Doctor :  
a gasto enterologist
Doctor :  
get
User :   i did that the night of the incident, however the e.r. doctor told me that night that it would be hard to see them due to being compacted into the food
Doctor :  
no, you can go a xray

Doctor :  
which can detect the metal
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