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Man coughs up nail after 30 years

A Colorado Springs, Colo., man coughed up a nail that doctors said had been in his nose for about 30 years, the Associated Press reported.

Doctors stopped performing an MRI on Prax Sanchez after becoming aware of something metal in his face. Sanchez then coughed up a nail that was more than an inch long.

Dr. Jamieson Kennedy, Sanchez's physician, told the AP the nail could have been in Sanchez's face for as long as 30 years.

Sanchez told the AP he does not know how the nail became embedded in his nose, but he is considering framing it.


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