No matter how far science and medicine go, the population, alas, in most cases remains dark and dense. At least any healthcare professional will confirm this to you by remembering what ridiculous and absurd questions every second patient asks and what myths people stubbornly continue to believe. The Reddit portal asked doctors to recall the most unexpected questions and stories of dimwitted patients. He publishes the most senile of them with his own hands.
“I had to explain to an adult that teeth need to be brushed from all sides, and not just the part that is visible when we smile. And also that dental floss is not a fad for rich people."
"I convinced a 40-year-old woman not to try to whiten her teeth with a cleaning product."
“I’m so tired of telling people that you shouldn’t sleep in contact lenses, and if you wear them for too long, you will have to surgically remove them. For God's sake, don't sleep in them!"
“Recently a patient with a heart attack was brought to us. I asked how long his chest pains lasted, he replied that 12 months. I then asked if anyone in his family had had seizures. It turned out that the father died of a heart attack and the brother died of a heart attack. With such heredity and chest pains, he did not even bother to undergo an examination during all this time! I said he needed a good kick in the ass. Fortunately, the patient agreed with this.”
“I am a paramedic. Once I delivered a baby in an ambulance to a woman and put the baby on my mother’s breast. I ask what name she will give him, and the mother replied: “I thought you already named him!””.
“I work as a pharmacist. One day a woman called and began to complain that Viagra was not helping her husband. I began to explain to the lady that in order to have an effect, the patient needs some additional “stimulation”. The woman shouted in surprise: "Mine ?!" and hung up."
“Apparently some people are being taught sex education in a strange way. One patient was convinced that you can get pregnant from a seat on a bus if a man was sitting there before you."
“The patient was very surprised that the more than 30 cups of coffee he drinks in a day are the cause of his anxiety and insomnia. He said he was not ready to give up this habit and switch to decaffeinated coffee."
"The pregnant patient was absolutely sure that she would give birth to a boy, since she already had a daughter, and she believed that children are born strictly in the order of girl-boy-girl-boy."
“A 19-year-old patient came in with abdominal pain in the morning. He assured that this continues throughout his life. I asked him questions, sent him for laboratory tests. It turned out that the pain always goes away as soon as he eats. He just woke up hungry, thinking it was pain."
“A young girl with a very anxious look said that the day before she and the boy were alone, and he satisfied her with his fingers. After that, she felt a rapid heartbeat, weakness, her breath caught in her throat. The girl was very worried that she had a seizure. I had to explain to her that no one had ever died from orgasm."
“A friend-nurse told about an elderly patient who was prescribed suppositories. A couple of days later, he returned and said that he felt worse, and "those pills of yours are not helping." He ate them! Nobody explained to him what to do with them."
“My friend is a doctor. Once a couple came to her reception. The woman complained that she was not feeling well, and my doctor friend asked if there was a chance that the woman was pregnant. The woman replied that this was out of the question as she was taking birth control pills. A friend clarified whether she takes them every day, to which she received an answer that the girl feels bad from them, so sometimes the partner takes pills instead of her."
Any doctor, even with little work experience, has a dozen wild and funny stories from practice, especially if the doctor is from Russia.