Wednesday, January 07, 2009

The strangest thing said to me during a pelvic exam

She had been fairly relaxed about the whole situation, considering, and after taking her history and doing the rest of the physical examination, I was standing at the foot of the bed. She had assumed the unpleasant position, and I was cautiously brandishing the well-lubricated speculum, when she said to me,

Don't lose your gum, Vitum!

Hope I didn't look that eager...


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

!! what did you say back to her?

spynster57 said...

I read about another young MD's experience, where his elderly patient peaked around the drape and asked, "Does your mother know what you do for a living?" :-))

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The Med Student Experience said...

Hey! I'm a 2nd-year med student from the US. I've got a practice Pelvic Exam on a patient next week. Should be a blast! I'll let you know if something strange is said to me.

http://themedstudentexperience.blogspot.com

ny web design said...

I haven't done a pelvic exam before and I am actually scared on how will I do during my first time. I hope my patient will be kind.

Do you have any tips to share?