Name that part. Words patients use for their own anatomy. - page 11

Ever searched in a patients' room for what you thought she said she needed to "watch her pocketbook" , she staring at you and you staring at her. Then finally saying, mam what color is your... Read More

  1. by   sanctuary
    Female pt. c/o the catheter making "my rethra hurt." ...Well, we kept saying urethera, so what else was she to think?
    Then there was the one who wanted to name her child Urethera, as she thought it a lovely, and unusual name. Don't know if she did.
  2. by   blynn
    I had a lady w/ a foley in who complained of her 'Arethea' hurting. Had another lady tell me that she'd never been to a urine-ologist before. We also have a lot of elderly patients come in who will refer to their vaginas as 'down there'. "I'm having some pain you know, down there." Some ladies don't even know where their vaginas are at all, becuase it was considered so 'dirty' back in the day to pay attention to their own anatomy, I guess.
  3. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from blynn
    I had a lady w/ a foley in who complained of her 'Arethea' hurting. Had another lady tell me that she'd never been to a urine-ologist before. We also have a lot of elderly patients come in who will refer to their vaginas as 'down there'. "I'm having some pain you know, down there." Some ladies don't even know where their vaginas are at all, becuase it was considered so 'dirty' back in the day to pay attention to their own anatomy, I guess.
    Makes you wonder if they even know where their 13+ kids came from :spin:
  4. by   donna64
    I had a patient that had a circumcision and was in the short stay unit afterwards..his wife turned on the call light and when we asked if we could help she said "My husband needs something for pain, his magina is hurting." We were laughing so hard took us a few minutes to go give the pain meds.:roll
  5. by   lwd338
    I,ve had women patients refer to there private area as "Possible" hahaha
  6. by   ProfRN4
    Quote from CrazyNurseIrene
    Ok have to include this one I learned from a 5yr old little girl..She calls her vagina her "front bumm" and her Butt her "back bumm" very cute....
    We call it a "front hiney" and a "back hiney". I'm gonna have to break it to her soon (she's 6). I just hate that 'v' word. It's a very strong word. For little boys I think it's easier. Penis doesn't sound as threatening.
  7. by   ProfRN4
    Quote from donna64
    I had a patient that had a circumcision and was in the short stay unit afterwards..his wife turned on the call light and when we asked if we could help she said "My husband needs something for pain, his magina is hurting." We were laughing so hard took us a few minutes to go give the pain meds.:roll
    Is that like the man-ziere on Seinfeld??? The male version of the penis??:roll :roll
  8. by   JenL&DRNC4Life
    How about the labor patient who entered triage stating she was leaking from her "hoo-hah"? It has become the unofficial word for vagina in our department since! :spin:
  9. by   ProfRN4
    Quote from Angie O'Plasty, RN
    Had one patient refer to her private parts as "my pretties." :chuckle
    OMG!!!! That's what my daughter and I call her hair rubberbands (scrunchies). Come here, mommy's gonna do your pretties!! :roll :roll

    You know which one I like (probably been said in one of the 200 other posts). The 'girls' (referring to breasts).
  10. by   kadokin
    Quote from nurse educate
    Is that like the man-ziere on Seinfeld??? The male version of the penis??:roll :roll
    Man-ziere? Don't you mean bro?:hatparty:
  11. by   nursemelani
    When my son was about two, he pointed to his testicles and said "they look like badoons" Translation "balloons". We called them balloons from then on.
  12. by   singe
    One of the OB/GYN surgeons I worked with told us about a lady pt of hers who was having a hysterectomy because she had "fireballs" in her "eucahrist". (The pt said that, not the doc!) Another time somebody referred to his penis and testicles as "Jimmy and the twins". A CRNA referred to his wife's vagina as her como se llama (what is your name?) Don't get the connection on that one. He also flicked his penis around in his scrubs like he was plucking a banjo, so go figure. We hummed the theme from Deliverance when we wanted another co-worker to check it out. Who has more fun than we do?
  13. by   HisTreasure
    This is a fairly old thread and I apologize if this has been added, as I haven't read through each one. My daughter is four and I have always referred to her vagina/chest/buttocks as her "Privates" which is all encompassing. She does know that mommy has breasts, a vagina, and she knows that when I have her sister it will be a "C-sectional". Anyhow, when she was in daycare in a family setting I suppose her provider used slightly different terminology because during her bath she said "Tammy told me to make sure I wipe my quack quack after using the toilet so it doesn't get sick!" I nearly peed my pants! QUACK QUACK?!

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