The strangest thing you've ever seen on an x-ray? - page 2

Just read the story about the gal that swallowed her engagement ring that her boyfriend slipped into her milkshake. She didn't believe him until she saw the x-ray! Fortunately, the crisis passed ;) ... Read More

  1. by   talaxandra
    A woman who cathed herself with a garden hose and dropped fish hooks into her bladder

    Another female patients who inserted a dozen or so pins and needles under her skin - she looked like she'd been pinned and plated (without the plates)!
  2. by   simboka
    In my peds rotation in school, I brought up the chest x-ray of my 21 y/o pt who presented with asthma exacerbation. And I see a solid circle about halfway down on mid-clav line, I stare blankly for a min and think, "Oh, that's what a nipple ring looks like on an x-ray!"
  3. by   Moogie
    Quote from ruby vee
    i've also seen some interesting things on vet x-ray. i had a golden retriever who, over the years, ate a watch, contact lenses, glasses, a coke can, railroad spike, tin soldiers, paring knife and my mother's antique doll. the vet used to do an x-ray every time i brought the dog in for shots, whatever, "just to see what's in there now." the paring knife was still there when the dog died at the ripe old age of 13, about 7 years after she ate it! (must have been a very dull knife!)
  4. by   SunRose7
    Quote from purple_scrubs
    ahh, here come the foreign-object-in-rectum stories <gets ready popcorn of tub>

    i know it is just a tv show, but i have never laughed so hard as that episode of scrubs when the guy had the light bulb up his rear and when looking at the x-ray, dr. cox says "either that or his colon has a great idea"

    wow, so i know you said this is from a tv show but my nurse friend who worked night ed told me that he did in fact have a pt with an intact light bulb up his rectum. how? i cannot possibly imagine. :imbar
  5. by   shodobe
    Coleman lantern!
  6. by   pawsomepooch47
    [font=fixedsys]i think that would be a beer bottle inserted per rectum--all the way in. drunk guy passed out cold---"friends" did it to him as a "joke". had to be surgically removed. not very funny fellas.
  7. by   HmarieD
    dentures "stored" in the vaginal cavity - said the last time she was in the hospital they lost her dentures so she put them there for safe-keeping!
  8. by   gentle
    Quote from HmarieD
    dentures "stored" in the vaginal cavity - said the last time she was in the hospital they lost her dentures so she put them there for safe-keeping!

  9. by   Ayrman
    Anti-aircraft shell, 37 mm IIRC. Live round, too. You can look it up on the net. The guy had been using it for years to alleviate a dangling hemmorhoid, when his dog ran in on him and caused him to fall on it. End of story the shell was removed and deactivated, the offending dangly repaired and the now dewat shell returned to owner, who had saved it as a souvenir from his days as an ack-ack gunner on the British Isles during WWII.

    I did not view the x-ray personally but it is available on the net as I say. Somethings are just too weird not to save for posterity.

  10. by   LEN-RN
    doorknob = rectum
  11. by   Fuzzy
    I've seen a lot of weird things on x-rays. I'm not talking about abdomonal ones but many others as well. We have a good one of a horse that has a tree limb stuck right between his eyes. The limb was surgical removed and tha horse is doing fine. We have x-rays with some really neat bladder stones. Sometimes there is more stones than bladder. Dog that tried to jump over a fence and impaled herself on a t-post in the chest. Yes that one lived too. The post barely missed the heart. Then of course the standard "What did it eat that for?" x-rays. Don't pull the string out of the cats mouth as it really balls up the intestines which makes the vet use his cuss words more. If the object will fit in the ferrets mouth the ferret will swallow it. A bloodhound ate a 16 penny nail. I have no idea why. He must have been iron depleted. Removed some panties from a dog once. The husband squirmed. The wife was mad. They weren't hers.

  12. by   Spirit of Humor
    LOL! You don't have to make this stuff up!
  13. by   Spirit of Humor
    Okay---this definitely makes the Top 10 List! Gives new meaning to pain in the a$$.