Name that part. Words patients use for their own anatomy.

  1. 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 pocketbook because I don't see a pocket book here. Only to have her say, no get my washtub out of the drawer, my washcloth and soap. I always like to wash my pocketbook before I go anywhere. Especially down for tests. And close that curtain, too. Then you say, Oh.
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  3. by   Aneroo
    hehehe... I was helping a fellow student chart the other day, when she asked me if this was ok... "Patient stated her 'cookie' (vaginal area) itched due to the soap..." Took all I had to keep from laughing! I told her that I didn't feel that was the best way to chart that. Even though it was her exact words, I looked at from this view...If I were in court, and I had charted that, what would the judge/jury think of me! We changed it and left of the "..." marks and put it as 'Patient complained of her genitals itching...
  4. by   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.
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    My patient complained her "monkey" hurt. I SWEAR I did not know what that meant til then....but being in OB, I was able to figure it out PDQ......

    the things people say....
  6. by   fergus51
    I have heard three people call it a coochie in the last week. I don't know why vagina is a scary word for people... I have also heard penises called "Wee willy winkies" twice.
  7. by   UM Review RN
    Had one patient refer to her private parts as "my pretties." :chuckle
  8. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Took care of a lady that called her private parts down there "Tom". Took me a minute to figure that one out. Get it? Tom, tom-cat, uh, another NAME for cat. Begins with a P. :uhoh21:
  9. by   BRANDY LPN
    How about "The baby has it's foot right in the middle of my 'cookie'" (Was twins and baby 'a' did indead have one foot on the cervix lol.)
  10. by   unknown99
    We had a guy who called his penis "The Boss"!!!!
  11. by   laurakoko
    How about wheetzie, or goula for female parts......
  12. by   profjanmc
    I had an OB patient tell me that her beaver hurt.... it's another furry animal I guess....
  13. by   z's playa
    I overheard a pt call it her Virginnie. I thought it was cute. she was dead serious...she actually thought that was the name.
  14. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from fergus51
    I have heard three people call it a coochie in the last week. I don't know why vagina is a scary word for people... I have also heard penises called "Wee willy winkies" twice.
    Pronounced "Who who" aka penis. Also tallywacker.

    steph

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