"Foreign objects in body cavities" - page 11

This is how they present in triage. You note that they appear anxious, possibly in a bit of pain, sometimes they are very matter of fact. We've all seen em. Retained foreign object in various... Read More

  1. by   timewood
    "Yuck... imagine that you are sitting down to eat your pizza and watch a little TV and then you see the new commercial for TERMINEX -- kills household roaches/ants and now try our new vaginal creme formula for your private pest problems ...... :imbar "

    Were you a biz major before an RN??? That idea had me rolling!!!!
  2. by   Ethel
    Quote from walnuttree91
    Te best one I heard was a gay man c/o "object in rectum". When the doc opened him, light hit the doc in the eye - the end of a penlight that was turned on!
    My favourite story from OR is the guy who had to have the fb surgically removed from his rectum and it was still vibrating the surgeon was so surprised he asked the scrub sister to check what batteries they were using. "Duracel lasts up to six times longer" or so the advert goes.
  3. by   Ethel
    Only heard of roaches and moths in ears. They have to be removed under GA in bits and pieces.
    Quote from timewood
    "Yuck... imagine that you are sitting down to eat your pizza and watch a little TV and then you see the new commercial for TERMINEX -- kills household roaches/ants and now try our new vaginal creme formula for your private pest problems ...... :imbar "

    Were you a biz major before an RN??? That idea had me rolling!!!!
  4. by   apaisRN
    When I worked on a general surgery floor, I had a very friendly, verbal retarded man who had a habit of placing objects in his rectum and/or urethra. He'd put a pen up there and done some damage, went to the OR and got fixed up. The next night his nurse was escorting him to the bathroom when he began bleeding out and passed out cold on the bathroom floor. She called a code, it was a big to-do, but all was well.

    Not a very exciting story, but he was such a nice guy, I remember him well.
  5. by   NewbieNurse2005
    My daughter had to go to the ER she had a plastic eyeball stuck in her nose.

    I can't wait till I'm done with PN school.... I want stories to tell...lol
  6. by   ADS RN
    Quote from kea6783
    Was it TLC or News that I saw an x-ray of a psych pt who swallowed coins. Ended up with something like 20 pounds in his stomach. I didn't even think of the weight of that- I just thought- "UGH, imagine how many germs are on those coins!!"
    I recently took a Certified Food Manager refresher course and the instructor stated that because of the composition of coins that germs don't remain on them.
  7. by   ADS RN
    Quote from eph432girl
    pain in arse...yea, no kidding!
    goes to xray...
    fb found in rectum (nooooo?????)
    too high up for removal in er (thank god!)
    has to go to surgery...sorry or friends!
    his response...is that where it went?!!?


    in all honosty -- i am thinking that these seemingly innocent household items (ketchup bottles, coke bottles, toilet plungers, fruit, etc) should come with a warning label on them like cigarettes...

    warning from the surgeon general: if object gets stuck up your a$$ and you could die. maintain a distance of at least 3 feet away from any idiot's bu++h0le. do not store near slippery bathtubs and place dangerous phallic household items above waist level when mopping the kitchen floor neked!

    maybe even a nice little public service announcement on the tv every now and then.

    lol -- my abs hurt from laughing so hard!
    good one!!!
  8. by   eph432girl
    Quote from ADS RN
    GOOD ONE!!!
    I'm glad you got a laugh. I have never been an ad major -- general public probably would not like my sense of humor, but I am glad you guys got a laugh.
    hee he heee
  9. by   shellyj-rn
    hi, i myself have not had any experiences with f.o. below the waist line, however, on my days off they seem to visit the er. 2 men, one 18 and the other 45 had glass thermometers break off in ther urethra/bladder region and another 18-20 yr old with a bingo marker/dobber up his rectum. They were all experimenting! go figure!
  10. by   teeituptom
    Quote from shellyj-rn
    hi, i myself have not had any experiences with f.o. below the waist line, however, on my days off they seem to visit the er. 2 men, one 18 and the other 45 had glass thermometers break off in ther urethra/bladder region and another 18-20 yr old with a bingo marker/dobber up his rectum. They were all experimenting! go figure!

    I would rather not try to figure that one out
  11. by   Sarah8714
    This was back in my paramedic days - I brought in an lady who overdosed on a variety of medications. At the ER, I was helping the nurses place a foley catheter in the lady. The nurse was having a hard time advancing the catheter, she pulled it out and along fell out a ring. Then we started looking and found a gold necklace and top it off a Men's large size gold Timex watch. Yes, it was ticking!! For a month afterwards, when I dropped off a patient to the nurses that were there I would ask them what time is it?
  12. by   Ruby Vee
    it's amazing what little old ladies will store "up there". i've found dentures, crackers and a little packet of cheese. never anything valuable, though!
  13. by   SoulShine75
    Quote from ang75
    We had another guy who came in with a glass coke bottle (open) stuck in his bum with the open end up. We all placed bets on how they were gonna get it out because of the vacuum it had created. When we were standing in the hall and heard the glass break, I coughed up my ten bucks and laughed for days. The funniest part? He drove himself to the ER. Hope he didn't hit any speed bumps!
    LMAO :chuckle :chuckle

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