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This is a discussion on People really do ask you for medical advice! Wow... in General Nursing Student, part of Nursing Student ... So, I have been reading a lot of the posts in the Nursing section, and have seen the part about how...by tenjuna Aug 8, '12So, I have been reading a lot of the posts in the Nursing section, and have seen the part about how everyone asks for medical advice once they find out you are a nurse.
Well, I am a first year nursing STUDENT, and I just had my first experience with it...I just had someone ask me about the burning sensation when they pee. At work. With everyone listening.
Uh. Maybe go see your doctor? I am certain asking a novice in the midst of a group of cubicles filled with your co-workers is probably not the ideal way to get advice about your UTI/STD.
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- Aug 8, '12 by badwolfHaha, I haven't even started nursing school and I get this kind of stuff all the time.
I was meeting friends to go on a road trip and the first thing my friend said to me, at 7am, was, "I have blood in my stool, should I be worried?" Nice to see you too!
I even get billing questions and questions about medical mysteries that people see on TV. Then they act like I'm dumb because I don't have an answer. Hello!?!
- Aug 8, '12 by rubatoYes, it's true. I'm not even a nursing student yet either (start on the 20th). Haven't had one second of clinicals, not one second of lecture. I have had 3 people come up to me now asking for advice. I also have people all the time tell me their nasty, personal medical histories because "You're a nurse, so you understand." No, I'm not a nurse and even if I was, I don't want to listen to you outside of the work environment, thank you!
- Aug 8, '12 by SC4Nurse2BI worked at a veterinary clinic up until May. A farmer that I know came in and when I told him I would be leaving there to go to school full time to be a nurse, I got an earful all about his "prostrate." It was awesome! LOL
- Aug 8, '12 by lovingtheunlovedMy standard answer to any question like that is "Go see your doctor." Because I'm not YOUR nurse. And I don't want to hear about your "prostrate."
- Aug 8, '12 by winterlights08I get it too from my family. My husband's skin problems, my friend's gallbladder, and just today I had to assess a tiny scab on my mother in law's leg that she thought was a tick. I just finished my first semester today .
- Aug 8, '12 by SunshineDaisyYeah, I've had my fair share of people asking me as well!
- Aug 8, '12 by LCinTrainingYup. I started as a lactation consultant which apparently meant I was a gynecologist as well. LOL
Then I became an EMT, which meant I was a paramedic.
Now I work as a nurse's aid. I'm officially the go to for doctor questions now.
I have given up explaining to people and simply say "Yeah, call your doc!"
- Aug 8, '12 by oztizz184haha all during school i said 'go see your doctor' and even the professors tell you to say it too!! nursing STUDENT. haha
- Aug 8, '12 by musicpirateI notice that I get it alot when I have my scrubs on too!!!