Swallowed Coin ?

  1. 0 While working in a local clinic, a patient came in after swallowing a quarter. An x-ray was ordered and no obstruction noted but patient informed to observe and return in 2 days for another x-ray. Upon return, the dr. noted on chart "No CHange" to which the receptionist joked, "What did he expect, 2 dimes and a nickel"??????

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    From 'Minnesota'; Joined Mar '01; Posts: 2.

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    Yeah, we had a woman in our ER one night who had also swallowed a quarter. She and her husband were celebrating their anniversary (without the kids around) and were playing the drinking game Quarters. She slammed the drink AND the quarter. Her husband couldn't quit laughing at her while she was being examined. You could even see the eagle emblem on the back of the quarter on her chest x-ray. It was pretty funny, but I felt sorry for her. She finally passed the coin past her cardiac sphincter and felt much better. I'd hate to see how passing it the rest of the way went!!
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    Originally posted by buddyduke:
    While working in a local clinic, a patient came in after swallowing a quarter. An x-ray was ordered and no obstruction noted but patient informed to observe and return in 2 days for another x-ray. Upon return, the dr. noted on chart "No CHange" to which the receptionist joked, "What did he expect, 2 dimes and a nickel"??????

    Thanks... I laughed out loud!!!!



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