A 36-year-old member asked:
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what does it mean when a person gets her stomach pumped?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Treatment for : Ingestion of poisonous substance. Contents of the stomach may be washed out in case a person has ingested some poisonous substance or taken an overdose of medication.
Answered on Jan 11, 2013

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NG tube: Using a nasogastric tube that goes from the nose to the stomach-usually done in the emergency room if you inject toxins.
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Dr. Terry Simpson
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Yes : The drug or poison could have been absorbed even of most was pumped out.

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