Medical Humor To Help
You Stay Well
Since laughter is the best medicine, we certainly need to add some medical humor to the mix.
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During a visit to the mental asylum, a visitor asked the
Director what the criterion was which defined whether or
not a patient should be institutionalized.
"Well," said the Director, "We fill up a bathtub, then,
we offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a pail to the patient and ask
him or her to empty the bathtub."
"Oh, I understand," said the visitor. "A normal person would use
the pail because it's bigger than the spoon or the teacup."
"No." said the Director, "A normal person would pull the plug.
Do you want a bed near the window
For those of you who watch what you eat, here's the final word on
nutrition and health. It's a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting nutritional studies.
1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer less heart attacks
2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
3. The Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart
attacks than Americans.
4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine and suffer fewer heart
attacks than Americans.
5. The Germans drink a lot of beer and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
CONCLUSION: Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is
apparently what kills you.
She just doesn't look well
After examining a woman the doctor took the husband aside, and said, "I don't like the looks of your wife at all."
"Me neither doc," said the husband, "but she's a great cook and really good with the kids.
Actual Notes from Hospital Charts:
The patient refused autopsy.
While in the ER, she was examined, X-rated and sent home.
The patient has no previous history of suicides.
Since she can't get pregnant with her husband, I thought you would like to work her up.
The patient was in his usual state of good health until his airplane ran out of gas and crashed.
The patient will need disposition, and therefore we will get Dr. Blankinship to dispose of him.
Patient has left white blood cells at another hospital.
I have suggested that he loosen his pants before standing, and then, when he stands with the help of his wife, they should fall to the floor.
The patient expired on the floor uneventfully
The patient experienced sudden onset of severe shortness of breath with a picture of acute pulmonary edema at home while having sex which gradually deteriorated in the emergency room.
She has no rigors or shaking chills, but her husband states she was very hot in bed last night.
Patient has chest pain if she lies on her left side for over a year.
Patient was released to outpatient department without dressing.
On the second day the knee was better, and on the third day it disappeared.
The patient is tearful and crying constantly. She also appears to be depressed.
She slipped on the ice and apparently her legs went in separate directions in early December.
The patient has been depressed since she began seeing me in 1993.
Discharge status: Alive but without permission.
By the time he was admitted, his rapid heart had stopped, and he was feeling better.
Between you and me, we ought to be able to get this lady pregnant.
Healthy appearing decrepit 69 year old male, mentally alert but forgetful.
Patient had waffles for breakfast and anorexia for lunch.
She is numb from her toes down.
While in ER, she was examined, x-rated and sent home.
The skin was moist and dry.
Occasional, constant infrequent headaches. Patient was alert and unresponsive.
Rectal examination revealed a normal size thyroid.
She stated that she had been constipated for most of her life, until she got a divorce.
I saw your patient today, who is still under our car for physical therapy.
Both breasts are equal and reactive to light and accommodation.
Examination of genitalia reveals that he is circus sized.
The lab test indicated abnormal lover function.
Skin: somewhat pale but present.
The pelvic exam will be done later on the floor.
A gentleman walked into a drug store and told the pharmacist that he needed something to stop hiccups.
The pharmacist reached across the counter and slapped him in the face.
The gentleman asked “What was that for?”
The pharmacist said “well you don’t have the hiccups any more do you?”
The gentleman said “No but my wife out in the car still has them.”
Jim and Edna were both patients in a mental hospital.
One day while they were walking past the hospital
swimming pool, Jim suddenly jumped into the deep end.
He sank to the bottom of the pool and stayed there.
Edna promptly jumped in to save him.
She swam to the bottom and pulled Jim out.
When the Head Nurse Director became aware of Edna's
heroic act she immediately ordered her to be
discharged from the hospital, for she now considered
her to be mentally stable.
When she went to tell Edna the news she said, "Edna,
I have good news And bad news. The good news is you're
being discharged; since you were able to rationally
respond to a crisis by jumping in and
saving the life of another patient, I have concluded
that your act displays a clearly sound mind.
But, the bad news is, Jim, the patient you saved,
hung himself in the bathroom with his bathrobe belt
right after you saved him. I am so sorry, but he's
Edna replied, "He didn't hang himself, I put him
there to dry."
TO: Medical Personnel
FROM: Human Resource
It has come to our attention from several emergency rooms that many EMS narratives have taken a decidedly creative direction lately. Effective immediately, all members are to refrain from using slang and abbreviations to describe patients, such as the following.
Cardiac patients should not be referred to with MUH (messed up heart), PBS (pretty bad shape), PCL (pre-code looking) or HIBGIA (had it before, got it again).
Stroke patients are NOT "Charlie Carrots." Nor are rescuers to use CCFCCP (Coo Coo for Cocoa Puffs) to describe their mental state.
Trauma patients are not FDGB (fall down, go boom), TBC (total body crunch) or "hamburger helper".
Similarly, descriptions of a car crash do not have to include phrases like "negative vehicle to vehicle interface" or "terminal deceleration syndrome."
HAZMAT teams are highly trained professionals, not "glow worms."
Persons with altered mental states as a result of drug use are not considered "pharmaceutically gifted."
Gunshot wounds to the head are not "trans-occipital implants."
The homeless are not "urban outdoorsmen", nor is endotracheal intubation referred to as a "PVC Challenge".
And finally, do not refer to recently deceased persons as being "paws up," ART (assuming room temperature), CC (Cancel Christmas), CTD (circling the drain),DRT (Dead right there) or NLPR (no long playing records).
I know you will all join me in respecting the cultural diversity of our patients to include their medical orientations in creating proper, narratives and log entries.
Directory of Human Resource
The patient awakened after the operation to find herself in a room with all the blinds drawn.
"Why are all the blinds closed?" she asked her doctor.
"Well," the surgeon responded, "They're fighting a huge fire across the street, and we didn't want you to wake up and think the operation had failed."
Answering machine at the Mental Hospital:
"Hello, and welcome to the mental health hotline ...
If you are obsessive-compulsive, press 1 repeatedly.
If you are co-dependent, please ask someone to press 2 for you.
If you have multiple personalities, press 3, 4, 5 and 6.
If you are paranoid, we know who you are and what you want. Stay on the line so we can trace your call.
If you are delusional, press 7 and your call will be transferred to the mother ship.
If you are schizophrenic, listen carefully and a small voice will tell you which number to press.
If you are a manic-depressive, it doesn't matter which number you press, no one will answer.
If you are dyslexic, press 9696969696969696.
If you have a nervous disorder, please fidget with the pound key until a representative comes on the line.
If you have amnesia, press 8 and state your name, address, telephone number, date of birth, Social Security number and your mother's maiden name.
If you have post-traumatic stress disorder, s-l-o-w-l-y and c-a-r-e-f-u-l-l-y press 0 0 0.
If you have bi-polar disorder, please leave a message after the beep, or before the beep, or after the beep. Please wait for the beep.
If you have short-term memory loss, press 9.
If you have short-term memory loss, press 9.
If you have short-term memory loss, press 9.
By following simple advice heard on the Dr. Phil show, you too can find inner peace.
Dr. Phil proclaimed, "The way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you have started and have never finished."
So, I looked around my house to see all the things I started and hadn't finished, and before leaving the house this morning, I finished off a bottle of Merlot, a bottle of White Zinfandel, a bottle of Bailey's Irish Cream, a bottle of Kahlua, a package of Oreos, the remainder of my old Prozac prescription, the rest of the cheesecake, some Doritos and a box of chocolates.
You have NO idea how good I feel right now.
The doctor, who had been seeing an 60-year-old woman for most of her life,finally retired. At her next checkup, the new doctor told her to bring a list of all the medicines that had been prescribed for her.
As the young doctor was looking through these, his eyes grew wide as he realized she has a prescription for birth control pills.
"Mrs. Flanders do you realize these are BIRTH CONTROL pills?!?"
"Yes, they help me sleep at night."
"Mrs. Flanders, I assure you there is absolutely NOTHING in these that could possibly help you sleep!"
She reached out and patted the young Doctor's knee.
"Yes, dear, I know that. But every morning, I grind one up and mix it in the glass of orange juice that my 17 year old granddaughter drinks...
And believe me, it helps me sleep at night!"
Can You Help?
A lady walks into a drug store and tells the pharmacist she needs some cyanide.
The pharmacist said, “Why in the world do you need cyanide?” The lady then explained she needed it to poison her husband. The pharmacist’s eyes got big and he said, “Lord have mercy, I can’t give you cyanide to kill your husband that’s against the law and I’ll lose my license and they’ll throw both of us in jail and all kinds of bad things will happen. Absolutely not, you CAN NOT have any cyanide!"
Then the lady reached into her purse and pulled out a picture of her husband in bed with the pharmacist’s wife. The pharmacist looked at the picture and replied: “Well, you didn’t tell me you had a prescription.”
I went with my Aunt to the hospital, when she was admitted for surgery. After she had settled in her room, a nurse came in with some questions. Asked if there was a family history of heart trouble, my Aunt said, "No." When the nurse left, I suggested that she had given out misleading information."What do you mean?" she asked.
"Didn't both your parents die of heart attacks?" "Well, yes," she admitted, "but they just had a heart attack and died—it Wasn't any trouble."
A gentleman who had always been overweight and started to shed the extra pounds. An amazed friend asked him which diet plan he was using.
“Oh it’s the donut plan” he replied.
“Wow that sounds like a great, how does it work?” asked the friend.
“Well you eat one donut a day said the gentleman.”
“Your telling me that eating one donut a day has helped you loose that much weight”
“Yes the gentleman replied I use to eat six a day.”
Oh So True
The patient went to his doctor for a checkup, and the doctor wrote out a prescription for him in his usual illegible writing. The patient put it in his pocket, but he forgot to have it filled. Every morning for two years, he showed it to the conductor as a railroad pass. Twice, it got him into the movies, once into the baseball park, and once into the symphony. He got a raise at work by showing it as a note from the boss. One day, he mislaid it. His daughter picked it up, played it on the piano, and won a scholarship to a conservatory of music.
The doctors in an insane asylum had a meeting and decided that one of their patients was potentially well. So they decide to test him and take him to the movies. When they get to the movie theater, there are signs of wet paint pointing to the benches. The doctors just sit down, but the patient puts a newspaper down first and then sits down. The doctors get all excited cause they think maybe he's in touch with reality now. So they ask him, " Why did you put the newspaper down first?" He answers, "So I'd be higher and have a better view."
NEW DRUGS FOR WOMEN
Take 2 and the rest of the world can go to hell for up to 8 full hours.
Suppository that eliminates melancholy and loneliness by reminding you of how awful they were as teenagers and how you couldn't wait till they moved out.
ST. MOMMA'S WORT
Plant extract that treats mom's depression by rendering preschoolers unconscious for up to two days.
Liquid silicone drink for single women. Two full cups swallowed before an evening out increases breast size, decreases intelligence, and prevents conception.
When taken with Peptobimbo, can cause dangerously low IQ, resulting in enjoyment of country music and pickup trucks.
Increases life expectancy of commuters by controlling road rage and the urge to wave one finger atf other drivers.
Potent anti-boy-otic for older women. Increases resistance to such lethal lines as, "You make me want to be a better person. "
Injectable stimulant taken prior to shopping increases potency, duration, and credit limit of spending spree.
Relieves headache caused by a man who can't remember your birthday, anniversary, phone number, or to lift the toilet seat.
A spray carried in a purse or wallet to be used on anyone too eager to share their life stories with total strangers in elevators.
When administered to a boyfriend or husband, provides the same irritation level as nagging him.
Heard on Jay Leno's monologue:
The New England Journal of Medicine reports that 9 out of 10 doctors agree that 1 out of 10 doctors is an idiot.
"Rare Medical Condition"
A man and a woman were sitting beside each other in the first class section of an airplane.
The woman sneezed, took out a tissue, wiped her nose, then visibly shuddered for ten to fifteen seconds.
The man went back to his reading.
A few minutes later, the woman sneezed again,
took a tissue, wiped her nose, then shuddered violently
Assuming that the woman might have a cold, the man was
still curious about the ;shuddering.
A few more minutes passed when the woman sneezed yet again.
As before she took a tissue, wiped her nose, her body shaking even more than before.
Unable to restrain his curiosity, the man turned to the woman and said,
"I couldn't help but notice that you've sneezed three times, wiped your nose and then shuddered violently.
Are you OK?"
"I am sorry if I disturbed you, I have a very rare medical condition;
Whenever I sneeze I have an orgasm. "
The man, more than a bit embarrassed, was still curious.
I have never heard of that condition
before" he said.
"Are you taking anything for it?
"The woman nodded, "Pepper!!"
Test for Dementia
Below are four (4) questions and a bonus question. You have to answer them instantly. You can't take your time, answer all of them immediately. OK?Let's find out just how clever you really are....
You are participating in a race. You overtake the second person. What position are you in?
Answer: If you answered that you are first, then you are absolutely wrong! If you overtake the second person and you take his place, you are second!
Try not to screw up next time.
Now answer the second question, but don't take as much time as you took for the first question, OK?
If you overtake the last person, then you are...?
Answer: If you answered that you are second to last, then you are wrong again. Tell me, how can you overtake the LAST Person?
You're not very good at this, are you?
Very tricky arithmetic! Note: This must be done in your head only. Do NOT use paper and pencil or a calculator. Try it. Take 1000 and add 40 to it. Now add another 1000. Now add 30. Add another 1000. Now add 20. Now add another 1000 Now add 10. What is the total?
Did you get 5000?
The correct answer is actually 4100.
If you don't believe it, check it with a calculator!
Today is definitely not your day, is it? Maybe you'll get the last question right.... ....Maybe.
Mary's father has five daughters: 1. Nana, 2. Nene, 3. Nini, 4. Nono. What is the name of the fifth daughter?
Did you Answer Nunu? NO! Of course it isn't. Her name is Mary. Read the question again!
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