What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for? - page 159

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   Bobjohnny
    Quote from WKShadowRN
    Quote from Christy1019
    I don't think I already posted this but forgive me if I have... 30ish year old pt came in with c/o being "too horny" and that his frequent masturbation was upsetting his sister.... whiskey tango foxtrot?!?
    Amp of salt Peter stat!
    The part that gets me is:
    Quote from Christy1019
    his frequent masturbation was upsetting his sister
    I don't even understand. I guess it is better to not know sometimes.
  2. by   Christy1019
    Quote from Bobjohnny
    The part that gets me is:

    I don't even understand. I guess it is better to not know sometimes.
    That was definitely the part that got us too! It was very awkward!
  3. by   ixchel
    Quote from Jmarty31
    Someone was hungry
    This actually makes me so sad. We really treat our hungry and homeless population like garbage. Better mental health care access and funding could make such a difference to this population. We'd hopefully prevent people from having a chief complaint related to hunger.
  4. by   MMDEC
    I didn't see the patient, but I was reading through the waiting room c/o list and saw. "Right knee itching x1 day, no pain"
  5. by   Soran
    Today I had a patient come in by ambulance due to nausea. Said nausea has been going on for >5 years, per patient. She also complained of breast tenderness, which had begun in 1969. She already had an appointment with her primary, and had been getting treated for her chronic nausea, but figured we would be able to do more than her primary. Her nausea/tenderness was no worse today than it was 5 years ago. Her vitals were taken and she was discharged within approx 5 minutes.
  6. by   Princess Bubblegum
    I read this entire thread from start to finish because I love the ER so much.

    Had a patient brought in to the ER by the police after being arrested, she was claiming she had mad cow disease because she had eaten a lot of beef. She was really proud of herself because she thought she had outsmarted the cops by pretending to be sick, and was outraged when they actually came back to discharge her to jail. Also, lunch that day in the ER Secure Unit was meatloaf.
  7. by   brillohead
    Quote from Princess Bubblegum
    Also, lunch that day in the ER Secure Unit was meatloaf.

    PERFECT!
  8. by   MaudKennedy
    Oh god,some people are so stupid,I can't! What don't they understand in the word "emergency"??? That's self explanatory,though

    How can they wait for hours for dumb reasons like that??? Once thing is sure is they're way more patient that I am
  9. by   emtb2rn
    Nothing on tv.
  10. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    Quote from emtb2rn
    Nothing on tv.
    The waiting room at the hospital's ER is like the Ultimate Reality Show, it would seem.
  11. by   Kristenlaurenw
    We have had at least a couple of patients this year come in complaining that they got arrested the night before and the handcuffs hurt....
  12. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    Quote from Kristenlaurenw
    We have had at least a couple of patients this year come in complaining that they got arrested the night before and the handcuffs hurt....
    Pitiful cry-baby criminals.
  13. by   RHC81
    Quote from seconddegreebsn
    Refill on viagra rx
    Well, it may have seemed like an emergency, depending on his plans for the night/weekend!

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