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After effects of a 2 inch nail swallowed - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   no, please wait!
Doctor :   hi
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how can i help u
User :  
ok, listen, i need answers. please just answer them, and please don't bombarde me with a bunch of questions cause i only have 5 minutes. thank you. to cut a long story short my friend swallowed a 2 inch nail.
Doctor :  
please proceed with your query
User :  
he won't go to the hospital because he is giving a speech. he doens't realize the danger he's in. he says he'll wait 12 hours.
Doctor :   as i have already said
Doctor :  
he need to go to hospital
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and get examined by physician
User :  
anyways, will the nail get stuck, or will it pass? will he need surgery? if so, how long in the hospital for?
User :  
please just answer as best you can. i extremely scared, and just want answers. please just answer this.....will it pass?
Doctor :  
if it hurts the stomach or intestine it can cause bleeding
Doctor :  
and even infection
Doctor :  
and even foriegn body lodging
User :  
so it's likely, it will get stuck?
User :  
causing damage and such.
Doctor :  
yes there are chances
User :  
which would be less dangerous, being piercied in the stomach or intestine?
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