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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   ok, I don't have a lot of time to explain so please just answer my questions as best as you can. thank you.
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   ok, so my friend (14, male, skinny) just barely accidently swallowed a nail (it's a long story) about 12 hours ago. he just went to the hospital an hour ago. they said it is stuck in his stomach.
Doctor :   please proceed
User :   I am wondering.........will he need surgery? If he does, how long will he be in the hospital for? And approx, what is the length/width/height of the stomach?
User :   and the people at the hospital won't tell me anymore do to h.i.p.a.a.
User :   are you there?

Doctor :   yes i am there
Doctor :   we need to know which region it has got struck
Doctor :   has it peireced the walls of stomach
User :   yes, it's stuck

Doctor :   is it bleedign
User :   i don't know, all I know is it's struck the stomach.
Doctor :   based on that only we can asses the conditio
Doctor :   and take him for surgery
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