"Foreign objects in body cavities" - page 7

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   Sadie04
    This one is second-hand but from a reliable source, a woman is repeatedly seen in the ED for a recurrent colostomy infections. Someone finally gets the bright idea to culture the infection and you ask "What did they find?" Yes indeed, a mixed salad of STDs. Apparently, word got out in her neighborhood that her stoma gave good lovin.[/QUOTE]


    Please say it isn't so...
  2. by   rn4booboo
    Quote from BRANDY LPN
    I just must know what the cause of death was on pt #1, and exactly what would one tell the family?
    I am going to guess a bowel perf and sepsis.
  3. by   ang75
    People are such freaks. Sometimes I think of switching over and taking care of animals instead. But then we wouldn't have all of these hideous stories to laugh and gag at.
    Quote from Sadie04
    This one is second-hand but from a reliable source, a woman is repeatedly seen in the ED for a recurrent colostomy infections. Someone finally gets the bright idea to culture the infection and you ask "What did they find?" Yes indeed, a mixed salad of STDs. Apparently, word got out in her neighborhood that her stoma gave good lovin.
    Please say it isn't so...[/QUOTE]
  4. by   Sadie04
    You said it Ang! That stoma story has to be one of the nastiest I've ever heard! What kind of sick individual would be turned on by stoma!?!?!? :uhoh21:
  5. by   debRN0417
    Had a psych patient who had to go to cysto to have pieces of a belt buckle removed from his penis. Same guy came in with rubber bands wrapped around it; almost lost the darn thing. One came to ER with his class ring stuck on it....don't know how that happened.. .was extremely swollen and almost black. Female with a change purse in her vagina...."oh so that's where I put that....I thought I'd lost it".... Female with a coke bottle, but the worst was a gerbil I read about in a journal...was alive...dead when found. Had a string around it's leg....string broke.....gross.....
  6. by   akvarmit
    Quote from ang75
    There was so much swelling there that they actually had to use lidocaine and make a small incision on the dog to get the blood to drain. Is there anyone in this world who could have done that with a straight face? I totally believe that there are some situations that it is ok to laugh, vomit, gag whatever.

    I can totally see one of our ER docs coming out of the cubical and going straight to the unit secretary and saying......"Get me the veterinary attending on call please.........."
  7. by   Deb123j
    ewwwww...gross
  8. by   veteranRN
    These stories make the people on Jerry Springer appear somewhat normal. Just gross!!!!!
  9. by   tammy g
    Quote from maturner
    Oh so many stories... One of my favorites is when the fellow came in with the "toy" still vibrating upon palpation. Strangely, upon retrieval of the very large "TOY" the surgeon found additional treasures recovering a small lotion bottle and a spoon. This guys rectum was a regular toy box.

    The fellow who lost hold of his mag light, you know the one that takes 4D batteries. Anyway, this fellow had the forsight to remove the batteries because he thought the battery acid might cause problems if they leaked. Nevermind, the problems of losing a foot long flashlight in your arse.

    This one is second-hand but from a reliable source, a woman is repeatedly seen in the ED for a recurrent colostomy infections. Someone finally gets the bright idea to culture the infection and you ask "What did they find?" Yes indeed, a mixed salad of STDs. Apparently, word got out in her neighborhood that her stoma gave good lovin.
    That is so wrong. How do people come up with these ideas???
  10. by   shrek
    Quote from NeuroICURN
    OMG!!! Those are the worst stories!!! I've never seen a roach in my life and I think I'd sh*# myself on the spot if I did! Now, if one ever was on my body anywhere....we'll let's just say you'd probably have to code me because I would almost definately have a massive MI! LOL
    I saw two roaches just before I was ready to order some dinner...needless to I changed my mind
  11. by   old rural nurse
    When I worked on the surgical floor, we had a young (20?) man who had a pair of INDUSTRIAL sized cooking tongs inserted you know where. The funniest part were the pictures they took in ER prior to removing it!!!
  12. by   CEN35
    I have seen alot! Shampoo bottles, golf balls, glasses, bottles, bat grips, marbles, etc etc...........

    you just never know!

    out........
  13. by   Havin' A Party!
    Quote from ang75
    There was so much swelling... they actually had to use lidocaine and make a small incision on the dog to get the blood to drain...
    Surely these are the dog days of summer.

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