Freaky female anatomy - page 5

I'm starting to get a complex. In recent cath attempts, I keep running into patients who have stuff prolapsed, holes in strange places, and generally not at all textbook anatomy. I confirm with a... Read More

  1. by   semstr
    I have a friend with double uterus(es?) too.
    She had twins, one from each uterus.
    I was in OR during the cs (in the 32. week), never saw something like that before! Nobody had, it was all documented (of course she was asked beforehand) on videotape.
    She needed quite an amount of blood afterwards and her Ob advised her, not to have any more children, she won't, believe me, she won't!
    Twins are 14 years old now and doing fine, but my friend had a hard time the first few years.
    Take care, Renee
  2. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by semstr
    I have a friend with double uterus(es?)
    Would it be... uteri??

    Heather
  3. by   misti_z
    Had a 600+ male (Our scales top out at 600--later found out he was 990) we had to cath. Took 7 of us to try to find his penis..........2 holding each leg, 2 holding belly rolls, and 1 trying to find his boy parts. After a very frustrating 20 minutes, the lucky nurse trying to find his penis reached in with the tweezers included in the cath kit (the ones used to hold the cotton with) and pulled.

  4. by   jlangrn
    It is amazing the things we see as nurses isnt it???? Had a new grad LVN who had never done a cath on anyone. But she told me her instructor told her it was easy because the meatus would be sitting there winking at you......geez I dont remember any that were that obvious...had to do blind jabs up inside plenty of uteruses, though. Then had the elderly man come in from the LTCF and the doc wanted him cathed...the 2 LVN's i worked with called me to the room...cause his foreskin had scleroses and his meatus was the size of a #2 pencil lead...geez wonder why he couldnt urinate???? He had to be circed at the age of 80+.
    Gotta get to work and see what kind of wierd anatomy I might run into tonight....
  5. by   sanakruz
    Several years ago I saw an octogenerian from Czechoslovakia who had some dementia in her twilight years and lived in a SNF here in CA. This unfortunate woman had a very poor output in her foley, so after irrigating didn't improve this grootiness, I removed the cath and attempted to reinsert another. This woman had been surgically altered. Upon close inspection it was clear her clitoris had been cleanly and skillfully removed with a scalpal. Her labia minora lips had been brought together and sutured right at the urinary meatus. the CNA and I just looked at one another dumbfounded. the MD(a woman)was kind enough to come in that night and insert the cath. It was astonishing to me as i had believed that "circumsicion' was only done to woman of African descent! What a shock! I wanted to ask her about it but she was not lucid enough. She did tell me she had had one son, however.
  6. by   Nurse Ratched
    Can I just say I love you guys? Hearing your stories just makes me all warm and fuzzy inside thinking how many others have also been puzzling and scratching their heads as they are hunched over with their flashlights thinking "WTF" lol . That's the coolest part about this board - sharing experiences and knowing you're not alone .
  7. by   semstr
    Heather, a yes, I guess that is right about 1 uterus 2 uteri.

    I never saw a woman from Cech. with FGM either, it is not only on African women performed though, also on Arab and Asian ones.
    And please, pretty please, don't call it "circumsicion", it always should be called: MUTILATION.
    Thank you, Renee
  8. by   Aussienurse2
    Originally posted by psychnurse.com
    Several years ago I saw an octogenerian from Czechoslovakia who had some dementia in her twilight years and lived in a SNF here in CA. This unfortunate woman had a very poor output in her foley, so after irrigating didn't improve this grootiness, I removed the cath and attempted to reinsert another. This woman had been surgically altered. Upon close inspection it was clear her clitoris had been cleanly and skillfully removed with a scalpal. Her labia minora lips had been brought together and sutured right at the urinary meatus. the CNA and I just looked at one another dumbfounded. the MD(a woman)was kind enough to come in that night and insert the cath. It was astonishing to me as i had believed that "circumsicion' was only done to woman of African descent! What a shock! I wanted to ask her about it but she was not lucid enough. She did tell me she had had one son, however.


    I had a patient in Nursing Home like this, eighty-six, white no religion stated. Makes you wonder doesn't it? :angryfire
  9. by   semstr
    Well, FGM was performed on "hysterical girls" till shortly before WWII, in a lot of "modern" western countries.
  10. by   Maryan
    Have you ever cathed an old lady in acute pulmonary edema, orthopneic, restless, etc? You are really working blind here!
  11. by   sunnygirl272
    Originally posted by Maryan
    Have you ever cathed an old lady in acute pulmonary edema, orthopneic, restless, etc? You are really working blind here!
    in nursing school we had to cath an alzheimers patient...she was screamin for the cops..convinced we were raping her...was sooo sad...

    no freaky anatomy there though...was an easy cath other than the battle....
  12. by   bewbew
    I also seem to strike the non-textbook variety..........
  13. by   Lausana
    Does this thread make you wonder if you're "freaky"? :chuckle I would assume I'm not nearly as freaky as these, no uteri here, but still, I'm curious & will probably get a weird response out of the NP when I go for my yearly next month

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