Friday, March 25, 2011

Attention patients!

If you have a wart on your leg (or anywhere) PLEASE refrain from picking it off while talking to your neurologist.

The fact that you take Coumadin doesn't help.

Normally I don't charge for the Kleenex on my desk. But at the rate you're going through them I might have to start.

On the other hand, it's cheaper than a carpet cleaning service.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Did the patient ask for a plastic baggie to put the wart in?

Sarah Glenn said...

Yecch.

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of your other Coumadin story, which, thankfully, you weren't present for.

Doris said...

At least it was not on the head or face. Two boxes of kleenex, easy.

>:p

Grumpy, M.D. said...

All Coumadin stories have a similar theme. Only the situation and degree of messiness varies.

donna said...

Off topic sorry..When else would a child tell you their butt itches??

sandy shoes said...

Ew.

Watercolor said...

Gross! Soooo glad I'm not in medicine. bleck.

Anonymous said...

Nose pickers are the same...unless they pop those juicy suckers into their mouths in front of you. So you save on kleenex, but pay for it in hand sanitiser after they grab your hand to shake it goodbye when your done.... Just got the heeblies thinking about it all over again...euuggh.

memememe said...

That's when the pinworms come out to catch their ride before it turns into a pumpkin.

Count Cockula said...

In the vampire porn industry, we call that "the money shot."

Not House said...

Ewwwww.

Anonymous said...

why didn't you borrow a maxi pad from Mary or Annie?

The Mother said...

At least you didn't have to pull out the crash cart.

Reddkatz said...

This is why I keep saying Coumadin rots your brain!

Anonymous said...

Just wondering -- am I the only one who cleans my stethoscope after each pt with an alcohol prep? I was just noticing this last night.

Anonymous said...

the vampire porn industry. ...... um....cannot.... how... no. never thought about those words together in a sentence . my brain hurts.

Cartoon Characters said...

Keep hydrogen peroxide handy for blood on the carpet. I had to give a bottle to an MD once that had amniotic fluid and blood that spewed all over his good pantsuit.

Anon above at 4:43 am: you shouldn't use alcohol to clean your stethoscope...it will ruin it (read the instructions) There are special wipes you can get for them...that's what I always used (between every patient!)

 
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