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Drove a 2'' pin nail into the top of my stomach about 3''

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drove a 2'' pin brad nail into the top of my stomach about 3'' above my navel pulled it right out. nail was a little thicker than a i need to go to the hospital or will it heal on its on thanks in advance for your help
JA: How long has this been bothering you? Are you experiencing any vomiting or nausea?
Customer: not feeling any issues at the moment happen half hour ago
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 5 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Are you experiencing signifiant bleeding?
There is risk of intestinal perforation from such length. The pain may become worse over time along with dizziness from blood loss internally. Also nail wound requires tetanus booster dose if you did not have this in last 5 years.
Hence clinical evaluation is recommended.
Best wishes,
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