Name that part. Words patients use for their own anatomy. - page 7

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   lpnstudentin2010
    not a patient, as i am not a nurse, but an ex-boy friend (got rid of him for this thing and other like comments) penis = one eyed snake named bob
  2. by   Jessy_RN
    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.
  3. by   veegeern
    I've heard "who-who" and tallywacker most often since moving to the south, but the strangest I've heard were "bubbies" for breasts and ""dingle berry" for the scrotum.:chuckle
  4. by   EMS
    Breast other wise known as "The Girls" or "Happy and Lucky" Sometimes as "The Twins"

    When giving a bedbath AKA a Bird Bath, we say we are hitting the important parts this is sometimes called a TPA ... Tits Pitts and Ass.
  5. by   EMS
    I had a wife of a pt who had coded call her son and tell him that "dad had an Big Internal fart and he died":angryfire . I about busted out laughing the doc had told her he had a Massive Myocarido Infarction. Well in the emotion of the moment you might say she didn't understand what an MI was.
  6. by   OUBobcat94
    This whole thread has me :roll

    I answered a call bell once and entered the room to find a male patients shifting in his wheelchair and looking mighty uncomfortable. I asked him what was wrong and he said to me "I can't get comfortable because I am sitting on my utensils!!" :chuckle It took me a minute to figure out what he meant- he wasn't too steady on his feet so I had to put on a glove and haul everything out for him while he stood up. Still gives me a chuckle to this day when I think of that man!! :chuckle
  7. by   yvonnemuse
    We taught our son the proper names for everything and tried not to be embarrassed when he used these words publicly and LOUDLY, Like the time I was expecting his brother and he announced at church,"Mommy has a baby in her ludacris and it is gonna come out of her pajama" i wanted to die.
  8. by   chris_at_lucas_RN
    Quote from blue chips
    Had A Pt. Called His Penis Moses.
    Maybe because it had parted a red sea? (sorry, just couldn't help myself with that one......)
  9. by   tencat
    Quote from yvonnemuse
    "Mommy has a baby in her ludacris and it is gonna come out of her pajama"
    Out of the mouths of babes!
  10. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from chris_at_lucas_RN
    Maybe because it had parted a red sea? (sorry, just couldn't help myself with that one......)

  11. by   Zee_RN
    Quote from Hellllllo Nurse
    One day he rang the call light and said "I can't get rosebud into the duck". I just stared at him. His wife started laughing and said "Oh no, honey, 'duck' is the word they use for a urinal in the military."
    I had a patient who called the urinal "a duck" too! And every time I hand a man a urinal, I think of it as a "duck." He told me he learned to call it that when he spent a year in a TB hospital run by the nuns when he was a child.

    I've heard many of the same expressions posted herein. But I've only once had a man refer to his privates as "my cats!" We had about six nurses holding him down as he was going through violent DTs. We, of course, inserted a catheter at this time too ... and he kept screaming at the top of his lungs..."What are you doing to MY CATS!! Let go of MY CATS!!"
  12. by   Josifek
    In parts of Eastern Europe you'll hear a penis often refered to as "the third leg" or sometimes a name that is translated into "Robert". I dont think I've ever heard these terms used in America.
  13. by   ShayRN
    I have nothing to add, except:roll :chuckle :spin: