Name that part. Words patients use for their own anatomy. - page 22

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   JennaRN1006
    Quote from purplemania
    Had a lady complete a health questionnaire and stated she had had "a hysterical rectum". Imagine my relief when I learned she actually had had a hysterectomy.

    hahaha -- thats funny! :spin:
  2. by   loriann
    I had a 45 y/o man who couldn't say penis and instead called it his lightsabre.
  3. by   loricatus
    Just had an old man that said something like "You're not going to put one of those things up MY STANLEY" Is this some kind of old expression expression for it????
  4. by   goldielocks43
    fuffu ,bibbit, mr. happy
  5. by   kstec
    My husband is a police officer and one day he went to a call for a older lady in distress. She proceeded to tell him she need a bambulance because she had espilepsy. Hooked on phonics didn't work for her. Ha!
  6. by   NOTEWORTHY
    I had a male patient he had his left nut removed.

    My daughter's best friend's mother calls her breasts her 'girls.'

    Have also heard vagina referred to as 'wooch.'
  7. by   NOTEWORTHY
    Quote from chris_at_lucas_RN
    Maybe because it had parted a red sea? (sorry, just couldn't help myself with that one......)

    Eeewww!!!
  8. by   NOTEWORTHY
    Quote from kadokin
    Have you ever heard a vagina called Molly or Suzanne? Someone told me these were common terms, the later referring to an experienced one, the former to a virginal one.
    Life is rich, huh?
    I did have elderly female patient complain that her Susie was hurting.
  9. by   Peri
    Quote from grace90
    I've heard females call it a '****' before
    **** has been a vulgar synonym for the female vulva for a long time.
    It fell out of use a while back, but I remember being told what it meant as a teenager.
  10. by   NurseNora
    Several years ago we had to write down in the patient's (or parent's) own words to describe the procedure they were signing consent for. So, on a Circumcision consent, I had to write "cut the extra meat of the baby's wing wing."
  11. by   ElvishDNP
    Quote from NurseNora
    Several years ago we had to write down in the patient's (or parent's) own words to describe the procedure they were signing consent for. So, on a Circumcision consent, I had to write "cut the extra meat of the baby's wing wing."
    Oh. my. dear. Lord.
  12. by   jessiern
    How about a monkey...anybody know that one?

    I'll give you a hint. A 25 year old male without any prior health problems and no broken arms can wash his own monkey.
  13. by   gooberlilyRN
    So I got about 75% of the Spanish language down and I had a patient who wanted to tell me he had like a cyst like piece on one of his testicles...it came out like this... "yo tengo un...-hesitates-bolita on mi huevo.." Translation...I have a ball on my "egg" aka testicle..

    I had to smile and I knew what he meant but when I left I had to chuckle lightly.

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