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Working in a doctor's office means helping people when they're at their lowest. Sometimes, that leads to wonderful moments when the patient is thankful for all the advice and care you provided. Other times, it means taking something out of someone's bum.

Turns out, that second one happens a lot more than you might think.


Reddit user, u/XxFireflyxxX, wanted to hear about:

ER doctors and nurses of reddit, what is the dumbest cause of injury you've ever seen?

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I had a patient come in with lacerations to her fingers. Her blender got clogged and she stuck her hand inside to clear it. She cleared it and the blender resumed....um blending. Luckily, she had long acrylic nails. This helped lessen the impact.

Bornagainchola

I'd Rather Go To Sleep

Guy came in after being concerned the bed sheet had stuck to his lower leg. Turns out hed been using a petrol mower the evening before and it had exploded. Full thickness burn to his calf. No pain. He wanted to go home to feed his cows instead of being transferred to burns and plastics. Man it looked like white leather.

DamaskRoses

Why Play Typical Catch?

Guy was camping with his frat buddies and they were firing air rifles at each other with a baseball glove on.

The pellet was lodged well into his hand. Like, how did you think this was going to end?

Milesofstyle

Close Eyes Off From The World

I was in the ER as a patient next to a guy who was brought in via ambulance because he super glued his eye lids shut.

He was high as a kite, but so was I from the pain meds I'd been given for my own injury. Whatever meds I was given made me think everything was hilarious. I got yelled at by the nurses for laughing hysterically in the next room. He was being a pain in the a--, ER was on diversion already, and they were not amused.

brubarbal

That's Why It's Called A "Dog" Toy

A few stand out. Person somehow swallowed a spiked dog toy.

Someone tried to reverse his circumcision by cutting more of his d-ck off with a pair of scissors.

About every object known to man up the bum. 🎡 if you like it then you shoulda put a string on it." 🎡

bsn2fnp1

Yeah, But, How?

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I've seen an internal vaginal laceration from someone climbing a fence while trying to see something happening down the street.

midturbinate

Again With The Butt...

ER Nurse here

-We had a girl come in and who knows what she was doing but she had one of the thin glow sticks in her bladder, maybe some fun finger/glow play during a concert? I don't know but pretty wild.

  • Also I had a Spanish speaking only gentleman explain why a shoe polish bottle was in his bum, we had to use a video interpreter due to the language barrier but it's was pretty wild to hear the interpreter say "I have a bottle of polish in my anus" after expecting him to just explain why he had belly pain. We also proceeded to print out multiple pictures of common types of shoe polish he used to ask him if it was "this one or that one". It was hilarious when he identified what one it was based on the picture, he had to go to the OR

Sounds Like A College Guy Thing To Do

Had a university student who ignited a firework in his anus while drunk for the amusement of his buddies. It exploded, causing full thickness burns of his rectum, resulting in him needing a colostomy

ArcofRiolan

Wow...

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Operating theatre - this woman came in with a frozen chicken stuck inside her lady parts. Apparently she had a habit of buying them, inserting them and then pulling them out, as she really had a thing for going through childbirth, but on this occasion, she hadn't allowed time for it to defrost properly /adequately.

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