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Can liitle plastic substance get into the blood vessels in stomach after being swallowed? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 19-Apr-2014
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User:I read that Foreign substance (little plastic pin: food picking ,below 1cm)in stomach is very hard to penetrate the stomach
What I want to know is that can liitle plastic substand get into the blood vessels in stomach. (I read that blood vessels are located in 2nd layer of stomach.)
Or is it impossible? (the blood vessel diameter is too small? or other reason?)
Doctor:
Let me read your query for few minutes to be able to have a good discussion here.
User:yes...
Doctor:No, foreign susbstances like a little plastic will not get into blood vessels.
Doctor:Physically because diameter of blood vessel is small.
Doctor:Functionally since stomach doesn't absorp plastics and other products.
Doctor:Did I answer your question?
User:Sometimes I read the article for swallowing the foreign substance..
User:And there are some case penetrating the stomach...
Doctor:Sharp objects can cause traumatic injuries.
Doctor:Penetration is the result of trauma / injury.
Doctor:If the object was not sharp enough, we do not expect complications of penetration / perforation.
Doctor:Hope it is clear.
User:can I ask the diameter of blood vessel in stomach...
Doctor:Most of the stomach are filled with small blood vessels and capillaries that are less than 6mm in diameter.
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