What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for? - page 164

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   Debsworld
    A paper cut, demanding sutures.
  2. by   LaughingRN1979
    Had a pt brought in by ambulance for a hemorrhoid 🤦🏼*♀️ Even dragged her adult son out of bed so she wouldn't have to walk home alone afterwards 🙄
  3. by   Scrub_in_scrubs
    Young male pt came in complaining of bilat cyanotic hands. No poor circulation or cold or anything, just...blue.
    Turns out he just got new jeans and the dye was rubbing onto his hands.
  4. by   Rose_Queen
    Quote from Scrub_in_scrubs
    Young male pt came in complaining of bilat cyanotic hands. No poor circulation or cold or anything, just...blue.
    Turns out he just got new jeans and the dye was rubbing onto his hands.
    Did he come back after he took his jeans off with cyanotic legs?
  5. by   TigraRN
    One patient came in for a bus pass.
  6. by   IHAVECHESTPAIN
    Penis related stuff is always hilarious, we've had multiple cases of men shoving their unit into something an it getting stuck.
  7. by   mrhunt
    Okay so i registered here in this site JUST to chime in, Mind you im not a nurse but worked in an ER for years as a paramedic. (sorry, dont ostricise me! Also i cant spell ostricise)

    - Pt checked in for a sunburn. Claimed in REEEEEEEAAAAAAAAALLLLY hurt though!!!! Was just on his back, nothing special. Also claimed that it WASNT a sunburn but instead the sun caused him severe nerve damage throughout his body.

    - Pt checked in because she was hungry. She told that to registration, Triage nurse, Myself, Security and finally the Dr. ZERO medical complaints, just hungry. Also Not psych, No SI or HI. No Drugs or ETOH..........Registration and triage failed but even allowing this person to checkin and waste resources and should have kicked her out right there but the place i used to work at was extremely touchy feely and never wanted to hurt feelings or step on toes.
  8. by   mrhunt
    Oh, Or the tranny who used to look like a biker version of the rock but then decided to be a woman (it didnt turn out well) who shoved a lamp fixture up her / his ass but cut the power cord so it sucked up in and was stuck. Needed surgery to remove it but the ER that night was filled with surgical cases and he ended up spending a good 10 hours there waiting for his turn.
  9. by   psu_213
    Quote from mrhunt
    Pt checked in for a sunburn. Claimed in REEEEEEEAAAAAAAAALLLLY hurt though!!!! Was just on his back, nothing special. Also claimed that it WASNT a sunburn but instead the sun caused him severe nerve damage throughout his body.
    I had a person who was out all day fishing. Checked into the ED the next day "Severe allergy to the sun." Umm, no, that is what happens when someone with fair skin spends the day outside with no shirt on, and is not man enough to deal with it.

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