Metal dectors?

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David Martin
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   Posted 1/11/2011 12:09 AM (GMT -6)   
i have 4 staples inside me that the doctors put in to hold things? i thought 4 sounded like alot but i guess you gotta staple something gotta staple something lol.. but i was wondering is it possible it can set a metal dector off? im going to las vegas in like 1-3 moths "over spring break" and im flying through a few places and was wondering if it can should i get a note from a doctor? i mean i wouldnt mind getting searched im use to it. "ehh.. long story :D " but yeah..

Chasblah
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   Posted 1/11/2011 9:25 AM (GMT -6)   
i don't think so. I don't know why, I think I've heard that they don't set them off.
Chassity
29y. married with one beautiful daughter born 11/20/07
-2002 dx with severe pancolitis u/c; 12/19/08 had total colectomy; 12/25/08 emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side; 2/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
Feeling Fabulous Now with my ileostomy!!!!!
Pregnant with second baby due 5/26/11

Collicat
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   Posted 1/11/2011 11:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey...here is a link that says they will not set off a metal detector

http://www.hickorysurgicalweightloss.com/forums/showthread.php?306-Surgical-staples-and-MRI
Mom to Dillon (age 19) who had three major UC flares over two years....Very sick. Colectomy Sept/09, J pouch built Jan/10 and take down Feb/10. Now out living life at University and doing great. NO MEDS

summerstorm
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   Posted 1/11/2011 1:06 PM (GMT -6)   
the website you gave is for a place about 20 minutes from me!
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-
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Collicat
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   Posted 1/11/2011 10:27 PM (GMT -6)   
ha....it is indeed a small world!......and I do remember that you live just down the road from the pig from Green Acres....lol!!
Mom to Dillon (age 19) who had three major UC flares over two years....Very sick. Colectomy Sept/09, J pouch built Jan/10 and take down Feb/10. Now out living life at University and doing great. NO MEDS
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