What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for? - page 125

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

  1. by   ErinBSN
    Oh my, ya'll made me laugh on the bad night i'm having!

    1. I need a baby sitter, can you just admit my baby(came in EMS)
    2. Menstral cramps (I need vicodin cause I got my period)
    3. Vomiting x 1, 3 days ago
    4. Pregnancy test, pregnancy test pregnancy test
    5. I need a check up. what do you mean checkup? I need a check up for my junk. Translation. I think I caught something so I need an STD check.
    6. SCABIES!! (icky icky icky!)

    My best so far is "I can't have Herpes, I'm a lesbian". That floored me. and Yes, she had herpes.

    Having a rough night in the triage box.
  2. by   ajt575s
    I saw somebody call an ambulance for a "sore throat" once. It was post-nasal drip, I believe, not even strep throat or anything like that. I've also seen people come in for menstrual cramps, "thick" semen, peeing too much while pregnant, etc.
  3. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from ErinBSN
    "I can't have Herpes, I'm a lesbian". That floored me. and Yes, she had herpes.
  4. by   Trekfan
    Quote from canoehead
    I'm sure the legitimate schools have paperwork, but owners are not required to show proof that the animal is a service dog when asked. So that means anyone can claim it. I checked federal law once when we had a frequent flyer and her sweet but untrained dog showing up.
    You have it exlaty right . what kind of dog was it ?
  5. by   steelydanfan
    Quote from morte
    I am not a latina, but i found it insulting....
    I'm not a Latina, and I found it hilarious (and true).
  6. by   Lorodz
    a patient accidentally closed his zipper with his penis hanging. The penile tissue was swelling, some parts of it were already necrotic. The patient said that it occurred 3 days ago, and he was very hesitant to go to the hospital. We just gave him a local anesthetic and removed the zipper, did some debridement, and boy he was grinning after the minor operation.
  7. by   brillohead
    Quote from Lorodz
    a patient accidentally closed his zipper with his penis hanging. The penile tissue was swelling, some parts of it were already necrotic. The patient said that it occurred 3 days ago, and he was very hesitant to go to the hospital. We just gave him a local anesthetic and removed the zipper, did some debridement, and boy he was grinning after the minor operation.
    Beans and franks!!! LMAO
  8. by   sharpeimom
    ... and then there was the sweet young thing who went to the er because she had "something crawling around in my public hairs.":d
  9. by   JessicaSN
    A young woman, 7 months pregnant, came into the ER because the skin on her breasts itched due to NORMAL swelling/growth from pregnancy. AAAAAAAND what are we supposed to do about that?
  10. by   hherrn
    Quote from JessicaSN
    A young woman, 7 months pregnant, came into the ER because the skin on her breasts itched due to NORMAL swelling/growth from pregnancy. AAAAAAAND what are we supposed to do about that?

    Scratch them?
  11. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from hherrn
    Scratch them?
  12. by   medic2rn30
    A pt came in complaining of pain during sex. She wanted the problem fixed right now on a Sunday night cause she was leaving for vacation the next morning and had big plans for her vacation! My suggestion was quit having sex if it hurts so badly!!
  13. by   lumbarpain
    I wasnt a nurse at the time but a ER Registrar.....a man came in and held up his finger with one of those corn cob holders clean right through his finger. Apparently the corn slipped when he was trying to poke it through with one of these things. I immediately looked at it...and said "OH MY GOD" and he said, Never mind OH MY GOD, get me a doctor!!!!!!!! Never forgot that.

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