Thursday, January 28, 2010

Plumbing FAIL!

"I know I have bleeding somewhere in my colon, because every time I urinate bright red blood comes out."

(yeah, I'm sure someone will write in that maybe the patient has a fistula, but trust me, that ain't the case)

11 comments:

team said...

Maybe the patient has a fistula??

haha

Anonymous said...

Maybe the fistula is between the head and the colon?

terri c said...

Why did the patient bring this problem to a neurologist?

Wonder what he/she is telling the urologist...

Flavius said...

They wanted a second opinion after visiting doctor pissy?

-Flavius

Marco said...

I was alarmed one recent morning when I saw my urine was bright red...then I remembered the beets the night before:)

CristinaRN said...

It amazes me how many patients of mine have no idea how many holes they have down there.

student dr. blaze said...

damn. you'd think they'd look up the term colon in the dictionary before the appointment. if they only knew how many parts we really have!

Marco said...

RE: CristinaRN

It is also amazing how many people are shocked to learn that they are hollow from mouth to anus. (Granted, there are a few sphincters in between, but they do open.)

Anonymous said...

I went to a breastfeeding class when I was pregnant with my first son, and I walked out with a tremendous sense of relief . . . not for myself, because it didn't really teach me anything I didn't already know, but on behalf of all the other women in there, who appeared to not ever have actually met their own breasts. It is amazing that so many people inhabit bodies about which they know so frighteningly little.

thecatsmeow said...

People with this sort of ignorance are why I have had ultrasound techs ask me more than once if I "knew which hole" was which in that general vicinity. On both occasions I laughed, because I knew that sort of basic anatomy by the time I was about six! It never ceases to amaze me how little some people know about the bodies they inhabit 24/7...

horsetech said...

Marco: When you think about it, it's no wonder so many heads tumble down and end up in the general area of the *cough* rectum.

 
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