Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Thank You iPhone

So I get a slim 31 year old female in the ER for bloody stools. She had constipation for 2 months. For the last week and a half she was having blood in her stools. I was lucky enough that she decided to come to the ER on my shift.

She took about 15 pictures of her poop on her iPhone....and she insisted I looked at every single one of them. She had some really large terds for such a small lady. Looking at her shit did not help make a diagnosis at all, so please don't try this at home. In the end, she just had hemorrhoids. But I was nauseous for the rest of my shift. Thank you, iPhone.

-ER Doc


Anonymous said...


Pissed Off Patient said...

Oh that's funny,but haven't you been desensitized by now?

People get weird about poop I've noticed. I had a relative call to confide in me about their horrid constipation and how they wanted to go to the ER. I managed to keep them out of the ER and am thankful they did not have pictures to share or I would've been subjected to that too!

I guess we need to add an official poop boundary to etiquette books?


Bubba said...

Another turd story, eh. You should have recommended a Lesbian Temple Rub on her.

cardiogirl said...

Best line ever:

Looking at her shit did not help make a diagnosis at all...