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How to remove stapler pins, swallowed accidentally ?

I am Subramaniam aged 51 Years weighing approx 60 Kg. No other ailments. Last Saturday (16th eve) I had consumed a very small portion of samosa which had 2 stapler pins and was detected thru x-ray in the abdomen . Dr s were consulted for the same and due to passing pain in the navel area and below I was prescribed PAN 20 and NOR METROGYL for 5 days. Dr s also told me not to worry as it would pass out automatically. Today a second X-Ray was taken which shows the 2 pins in the same vertical position(straight pins). Please advice further course of action. Thanks K Subramaniam 9969585470, Mulund, Mumbai
Wed, 27 Apr 2011
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Hi Subramaniam,

Welcome to HelathcareMagic Forum
There are two ways of removing the pin
1. Endoscopic approach (either rigid or flexible)
2. Open approach

As the second one is the least preferred one. I would suggest you to consult your Gaestroenterologist.

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Dr. Naveen Kumar
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