Swallowing of nail - Online Doctor Chats
Doctor : Hi
How can I help you?
User : Ok, to cut a long story short, my friend swallowed a nail. It punctured his intestine. It went in about 1/8th into the intestine, and has the width of a small nail. He is at the hospital, but I am wondering.....how long will he need to be IN the hospital?
What is his current clinical status
It depends on the current response
and the other parametres
User : i am not family member, so they cannot tell me. he is in surgery right now.
User : he's 14.
It takes anything between 7 to 14 days
User : even though it's just 1/8th?
User : of an inch?
User : please hurry! i only have five minutes!
User : I don't mean to sound rude, I'm just worried.
Look the depth of injiuryu is not the criteria
what is the state of his food pipe
and any infection intruded
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