Nurses or Docs do you have any medical horror stories?

Last night a friend and I where having dinner. She works at a women's clinic and was telling me some horror stories. For example, she said a patient came in once because her ******** had a horrible odor. Apparently the patient had gone to a rave ( A type of party) and had taken some drugs so she wasn't sure what had transpired. Well when the doctor examined her she pulled out a rat from her ********. I couldn't believe it but, my friend said she had to be the nurse to assist the doc.

Those of you who work in a medical setting. Do you have any horror stories you can share? I'm interested in hearing more.

Thanks!

Update:

Teresa K, I did not ask you to give me the patients name, address, phone number etc. read my question you psycho!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    That's disgusting!!!!!!!!! I work in the Ear nose and Throat ward so I don't get to see cases like that luckily. The strangest thing I've ever had to do was remove a screw lodged inside a 5 year olds nasal passage.

    Source(s): ENT nurse
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    we don't always call them horror stories, but, I've seen some very large objects removed from orifices, sometimes in parts. You always hear about the gerbils and lightbulbs up there. And yeah it does happen, but, then they get a colostomy to have their bowel empty into a pouch that attaches to their abdomen temporarily or permanently. Have seen limbs degloved to the bone, avulsed, meat grinder, self inflicted gunshots to the face and they survive, morbid obesity, nec fascitis,hangings, stabbings and car/motorcycle accidents, multiple injuries, construction accidents, falls from 3 story buildings with pelvic/femur/tibia/heel fractures when they land on their feet. seasonal injuries, snowblowers or lawn mowers or chain saws. eye injuries, chest injuries. burns. sadly, these are daily occurrences in many emergency rooms. for lack of safety or not following directions or just plain ignorance. most of above involved alcohol and drugs or carelessness.

    Source(s): OR trauma nurse
  • musser
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    I work at an Assisted Living facility and we have a podiatrist come in to cut toenails. Well, when he showed up all residents were in the diningroom eating lunch. He went right around clipping nails while they were eating. GROSS!!!!!!

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  • 1 decade ago

    there's this little law called HIPPA. It is a federal violation of the privacy act to disclose health information unless it pertains to medical information related directly to that patient. Like the doctors, nurses, health insurance. Not you.

    Source(s): Federal law
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