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Had swallowed metal object. X-ray show its in small intestine. Have motion problem. Solution?

I swallowed a metal object and the docs don t know what it is. I had to be taken to the ER night before last and they did 4 x-rays and a cat scan. It is lodged on my right side in my small intestine above my appendix. I have only had bowel movement twice in the last six days. They were both small. Don t want to go into detail haha
Asked On : Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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Dear Patient, if the metalic object is not a sharp object and if it is small it will automatically pass with stools . you just make sure that you are taking food that help in stool bulk formation like bananas and after every motion you try to search for the object in the stools , if found ok , if not then after 1 week you can again get the X-RAY of the abdomen done to see if the object is still present in intestine or has got removed, in between in case you develope any abdominal pain , distension , vomiting or blood in stools you should immediately consult your doctor, rest nothing to worry
wish you good luck
Dr Arshad
Answered: Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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