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Treatment procedure for accidental nail swallowing - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help u
Doctor :  
please proceed with your query
User :   Ok, liste I don't have a lot of time to explain, so please just answer my questions as best as you can. Thanks. Ok to cut a long story short, my friend accidently swallowed a nail (he was being dumb). Anyways, he's at the hospital and they said it got stuck in his stomach.
User :   but they won't give me any more info. I'm just wondering..........will he need surgery? If he does, how long will he be in the hospital for? And approx. how big (length, width, height) is the stomach?
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he's 14, male, and skinny.
User :  
are you there?
User :   please proceed!

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