What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for? - page 6

by JUSTYSMOM

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and do you have to treat them? I am just curious. Your stories always seem to either crack me up or shake my head in amazement. Thanks for sharing :)... Read More


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    I ate a handfull of Hot Tamales (bright red cinnamon candy) just before I left the house an hour earlier.[/QUOTE]

    Yup, many a mom has brought a child to the ER with bright red blood in the diaper (usually running in, dirty diaper in hand). Strawberry fruit roll-ups and/or red Hawaiian Punch were usually a recent part of the diet.

    Oh, and no offence, but maybe Hot Tamales aren't the greatest choice of foodstuffs with your recent medical history. But, that's really none of my business.
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    silly things that brought people to the ER??? we used to have a patient who would call 911 and be transported to the ER so he could go AMA, walk across the street to Hardees and call his cousin to come and pick him up so that he could run around in town all weekend.

    He was transported from a group care home about 20 mi away. He was eventually charged with 911 fraud and moved away.
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    Young man- broken nose- hysterical wife- "I told you that you were going to kill yourself with those Num Chuks" (Had to be air-lifted to nearest trauma unit)
    We first thought the wife was hysterical... she was just laughing so hard she was crying.
    She stopped crying/laughing when the helicopter took off.
    He kept yelling at her: "thnut up, thnitch"
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    Quote from RainbowSkye
    Oh, and no offence, but maybe Hot Tamales aren't the greatest choice of foodstuffs with your recent medical history. But, that's really none of my business.
    No offence taken, I could have been more specific...the vomiting stopped 6 weeks ago.
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    Lady came in complaining she was allergic to her bra. When she presented the bra from her purse it looked like she had it for years- no elastic or spandex left to cause a reaction! Discharge instructions from Doc read: Buy a new bra
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    teenaged girl with vag. bleeding-asking for pregnancy test. Brought a friend with her--she asked for a test also. When told no, she asked for an HIV testinstead
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    Quote from Ruby Vee
    Years ago when I was working in another city, I got a patient from the ER with the admitting diagnosis of "decubitus ulcer." Now I thought that was mighty strange until I actually saw the patient. He had a decub all right -- the exact size, shape and depth of a toilet seat.

    When asked how he got a pressure sore like that, he said he'd been sitting on the toilet for four days and four nights.

    "Why were you sitting there for so long?"

    "Looking for God."

    He had multiple surgerys and months of antibiotics -- he was still there a year later when I changed jobs!
    But did he find God?
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    My favorite has to be the LOL who called 911 for 'belly pain' because the City of Chicago would pay for the ambulance "So I don't have to pay for no taxi, neither". She's always constipated!

    She loved her tap water enemas, too - looked for the newest nurse every time because the ones who have seen her will get a Fleet's instead. :uhoh21:
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    Quote from Stitchie
    But did he find God?

    I asked him that -- but I don't remember the answer. It's been 23 years!
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    Quote from Mschrisco
    Young man- broken nose- hysterical wife- "I told you that you were going to kill yourself with those Num Chuks" (Had to be air-lifted to nearest trauma unit)
    We first thought the wife was hysterical... she was just laughing so hard she was crying.
    She stopped crying/laughing when the helicopter took off.
    He kept yelling at her: "thnut up, thnitch"
    carolmaccas66 likes this.


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