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11458
Atheists who later became religious, what made you convert?
3629
Ex-Religious people of Reddit, what was the tipping point?
47304
What is unethical as fuck, but is extremely common practice in the business world?
4593
911 operators of Reddit, what’s the strangest, serious emergency you’ve heard?
2306
Husbands of Reddit, what was your "I'm so gonna marry this girl" moment?
8088
Teachers of Reddit, what's your most memorable "Oh boy, that student definitely isn't going places" moment?
12304
[Serious] Theme park workers of Reddit, what unknown privileges do insanely wealthy people receive at your park?
5225
What is the best one liner you ever heard?
950
[SERIOUS] How far have you gone to help someone, only to get fucked over in the end?
764
What strange fact do you know only because of your job?
524
What's the saddest thing to hear "It's okay, I'm used to it." as a response to?
996
What is your favorite quote from a fictional character?
849
What do you consider to be a five-star horror film?
301
What's some of the worst cases of helicopter parenting you've ever witnessed?
1380
What food is actually better the next day?
374
Who's a villain you actually rooted for more than the hero?
122
Elementary Teachers of Reddit: what's the most embarrassing thing a student has shared about their parents in casual conversation?
101
What annoys the absolute fuck out of you?
432
What is the most embarrassing, non drunk, wedding moment you have witnessed?
514
What actually happened to the Manic Pixie Girl you knew in real life?
1140
What is a joke people often make about you that is utterly and completely unoriginal?
188
What is the most WTF experience you've had during a job interview?
124
What are some of the best trolls in Reddit History?
168
People of Reddit, how did you know you found the one? What made the person/ relationship different than others?
579
What are your tips/tricks for getting out of bed in the morning?
67
Homeowners of Reddit, what is the best feature you've added to your home?
218
What's your favorite slang for penis?
258
Reddit, what would your mom say if you texted her "How long does it take to microwave a 25lb turkey?"
17993
What classic song is widely accepted, but upon closer look, completely inappropriate?
3335
What is the most toxic aspect of your personality?
149
what can you break without touching?
44
If there are infinite dimensions with infinite versions of you, which version would you like to meet and why?
46
What knowledge might save your life one day?
44
[Serious]Have you ever said something to someone and seen immediate hurt in their eyes? Who was it? What did you say?/Why?
103
Who is surprisingly still alive?
54
What's your favourite way to level up your Mac and Cheese?
27
What are some of the best combinations ever?
32
What's the best drunk food?
59
What will future generations be horrified by us for?
14
Where's the least sexual place you've had sex?
3563 fightoffyourdemons- Late to this but my friend has an incredibly tough, alcoholic grandma She ignored a stroke because she thought it was a hangover
1511 I_Find_This_Humerus_ Saw a patient last night who had been having episodes of "wind" for 6 months and had come in because of a particularly bad bout. Massive heart attack with crescendo angina over the preceding year. Not that uncommon a self-misdiagnosis but kind of takes you aback when you see it.
437 futurepbamember Not a doctor myself. My grandfather was a doctor and had a patient come to his office complaining of a slight headache. His receptionist told him to wait in the waiting room. They called his name but the guy never came up to the desk. He actually suffered a major brain hemorrhage died waiting to be seen in the chair.
5344 Banana-balls Man who rode his bike as sole method of transportation came in for chronic knee and leg pain. He had metastic prostate cancer with bone lesions all over. Came in for my legs hurt, left with hospice referral
9089 Jebediah_Johnson As a paramedic I responded to a dispatch for a "sick person." When we arrived this old guy was clearly having a stroke. He said I just ate some bad fish or something before taking a 3 hour nap. Luckily his wife finally decided to call 911.
14218 JohnThurston I had a teenager and her mom come in worried she had some kind of serious circulation problem because her toes were blue. I looked at her feet and thought "that's not really the right shade for loss of blood flow." I grabbed an alcohol swab and proceeded to wipe the blue color off the tops of her toes. I think it was from her new jeans.
4745 catfroman This thread is like Reverse WebMD. Think it's cancer? You just stubbed your toe Think you have a cold? 100% cancer.
8089 JaronK Not a doctor, but a psych first responder. Patient self diagnosed as dead. EMTs didn't believe him. He was quite insistent though, and wanted an ambulance ride because he thought a dead person ought to have one. The EMTs argued with him, stating that he was both standing and talking. He countered that he was in hell. In fact, he was just pretty high with a bad drug combination. I had a fun hour with him while he came down.
7771 riptide13 As a medic I had a soldier run up to me and demand to see the PA. When I asked why he said his girlfriend has "BV" and now he's sure he does too. I assured him that he most certainly did not have bacterial vaginosis. Edit to add a note: The soldier in question was symptom-free, and we definitely still let the soldier see his provider.
689 PleaseSayPizza I personally knew a guy who was diagnosed with lung cancer in college at the age of 22. He was so young and lived a clean life, so it was confusing to everyone, even the doctors. They progressed very quickly with the treatment, and he was scheduled to start chemo. He was doing some sort of pre-diagnostic meeting, and an intern was involved. The intern started asking some very different questions, and he eventually asks the patient if he had been in Kansas recently. It turned out he had, in fact, spent the previous summer working in Kansas (this was a few weeks after). It turned out the intern had been writing a paper specifically about localized diseases, and there was this disease in Kansas that he had focused on. It had something to do with hay (but it wasn't hay fever). The intern was basically telling the doctor to humor him and run this one specific test. The doctor agrees, and the test comes back with results that show the intern was onto something. The patient went in for chemo treatments with a grim outlook, and he left with 10 pills he had to take over the next 5 days. One week later, he was completely fine. FWIW, this was in the year 2001.
2067 shaolinblaze I'm not a doctor but I am a medical professional at a hospital. Patient came in stating that he had blood in his stool FOR ALMOST A YEAR and was convinced that it was just because of hemorrhoids. He only came in when he started to get abdominal pains. Turned out to be colorectal cancer. Moral of the story is if you have blood in your stool (especially dark colored) don't ignore it.
7491 DeLaNope Elderly man with dementia brought in for suspicion of Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis- a serious and life threatening reaction where your skin peels off in sheets. Nope. It was a very large burn because they left Grandpa alone at the house and he spilled a teapot on himself and the family (and another hospital) were too dumb to figure it out.
2392 QueenMargaery_ I have had an unbelievable amount of patients who think they have Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (thanks WebMD) when they in fact have contact dermatitis from new lotion or laundry soap. .....I also advise not looking up that condition. Edit: if you have recently started lamotrigine, carbamazepine, Bactrim, or allopurinol and develop a rash, definitely call your doctor. It may actually be SJS.
1716 Xelopheris I was rushed to the ER as a kid because I woke up and my face was blue. Obviously my parents thought I wasn't breathing. I'm 8 or 9 years old, and everyone's sudden change in demeanor is making me a little scared, and I'm just getting bluer. At emerge, they're running all kinds of tests that aren't showing anything wrong with me, until finally my dad realized that I put the brand new Toronto Maple leafs pillow case I just got on my pillow. Washcloth later, I was all better.
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1155 whitelight512 He had some belly pain and thought he had a UTI. Also had weight loss, night sweats and some other stuff. He had terminal pancreatic cancer and 2 weeks later he is delirious and at deaths door :(
272 EmagehtmaI Not a doctor, but I am a nurse. I recently had a patient who claimed that he used to have diabetes, but Jesus cured him of it. His glucose was nearly 300 on admission and he was in the hospital for an amputation of a gangrenous toe that didn't heal because of said diabetes. I'll never forget the doctor's note that said "patient had a history of diabetes but states Jesus healed him of that, but since his blood glucose was 289 on admission we will treat him as if he were a diabetic..."
4404 tthorn23 When I was 15 my mother was absolutely convinced that I had [mono](http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/tc/infectious-mononucleosis-topic-overview) as I was coming home from school and sleeping for several hours, eating dinner then going back to sleep. So, she took me to the doctor who did an evaluation. It turns out that I didn't have mono; I was just lazy. Side note: This period of laziness was only a few weeks after the conclusion of varsity swim season, so I was naturally exhausted from months of training.
3407 SmashleePimpson I'm not a doctor but I am a medical assistant. I did my preceptor at a Kidney and Hypertension center. Had a guy come in complaining of painful urination and thought he had a uti. Gave him a cup and told him to pee and set it in the window. The lab took the cup and immediately brought him back to a room. Which was strange bc this place stayed packed and it was all first come first serve kind of thing. Well, this guy went back bc there was blood in his urine. A lot of it. This guy was beyond 300lbs btw. Just massive and extremely tall. Doctors got him in the room and stayed for maybe 15 minutes before we had him transferred to the ER. Apparently, he had a fractured penis and had no idea. The nurse above me said they lifted his gut and his entire groin was purple and black and his penis was at a weird, swollen angle. She said she'd never forget it for the rest of her life. The guy never did tell us what happened or anything. He acted just as surprised as everyone else. TLDR: UTI turned out to be a broken dick
5668 unicornloops I would say after a couple years working in an emergency room before and during medical school that by far the most common egregious self misdiagnoses involve pregnancy. Tons of sexually active patients coming in complaining of morning sickness and gaining weight, and just sure they have some sort of GI issue or infectious disease. When it comes around to asking questions, oh yeah, come to think about it I haven't had my period in (3,4,5) months! That's not to mention the people coming in fully in labor and delivering in the ED, truly shocked that they were pregnant at all. Now I understand people can have irregular periods and there are many cases where the patient is reasonable in not guessing what's going on, but there is a large group of patients who missed a lot of obvious hints. Denial ain't just a river in Egypt I guess, and I do have empathy for patients in situations where they really don't want to be pregnant and so perhaps are subconsciously blocking it out of their mind. But a medical mystery it is not....
3557 0 fightoffyourdemons- Late to this but my friend has an incredibly tough, alcoholic grandma She ignored a stroke because she thought it was a hangover
1511 0 I_Find_This_Humerus_ Saw a patient last night who had been having episodes of "wind" for 6 months and had come in because of a particularly bad bout. Massive heart attack with crescendo angina over the preceding year. Not that uncommon a self-misdiagnosis but kind of takes you aback when you see it.
438 0 futurepbamember Not a doctor myself. My grandfather was a doctor and had a patient come to his office complaining of a slight headache. His receptionist told him to wait in the waiting room. They called his name but the guy never came up to the desk. He actually suffered a major brain hemorrhage died waiting to be seen in the chair.
5357 0 Banana-balls Man who rode his bike as sole method of transportation came in for chronic knee and leg pain. He had metastic prostate cancer with bone lesions all over. Came in for my legs hurt, left with hospice referral
9092 0 Jebediah_Johnson As a paramedic I responded to a dispatch for a "sick person." When we arrived this old guy was clearly having a stroke. He said I just ate some bad fish or something before taking a 3 hour nap. Luckily his wife finally decided to call 911.
14221 0 JohnThurston I had a teenager and her mom come in worried she had some kind of serious circulation problem because her toes were blue. I looked at her feet and thought "that's not really the right shade for loss of blood flow." I grabbed an alcohol swab and proceeded to wipe the blue color off the tops of her toes. I think it was from her new jeans.
4746 0 catfroman This thread is like Reverse WebMD. Think it's cancer? You just stubbed your toe Think you have a cold? 100% cancer.
8091 0 JaronK Not a doctor, but a psych first responder. Patient self diagnosed as dead. EMTs didn't believe him. He was quite insistent though, and wanted an ambulance ride because he thought a dead person ought to have one. The EMTs argued with him, stating that he was both standing and talking. He countered that he was in hell. In fact, he was just pretty high with a bad drug combination. I had a fun hour with him while he came down.
7773 0 riptide13 As a medic I had a soldier run up to me and demand to see the PA. When I asked why he said his girlfriend has "BV" and now he's sure he does too. I assured him that he most certainly did not have bacterial vaginosis. Edit to add a note: The soldier in question was symptom-free, and we definitely still let the soldier see his provider.
686 0 PleaseSayPizza I personally knew a guy who was diagnosed with lung cancer in college at the age of 22. He was so young and lived a clean life, so it was confusing to everyone, even the doctors. They progressed very quickly with the treatment, and he was scheduled to start chemo. He was doing some sort of pre-diagnostic meeting, and an intern was involved. The intern started asking some very different questions, and he eventually asks the patient if he had been in Kansas recently. It turned out he had, in fact, spent the previous summer working in Kansas (this was a few weeks after). It turned out the intern had been writing a paper specifically about localized diseases, and there was this disease in Kansas that he had focused on. It had something to do with hay (but it wasn't hay fever). The intern was basically telling the doctor to humor him and run this one specific test. The doctor agrees, and the test comes back with results that show the intern was onto something. The patient went in for chemo treatments with a grim outlook, and he left with 10 pills he had to take over the next 5 days. One week later, he was completely fine. FWIW, this was in the year 2001.
2067 0 shaolinblaze I'm not a doctor but I am a medical professional at a hospital. Patient came in stating that he had blood in his stool FOR ALMOST A YEAR and was convinced that it was just because of hemorrhoids. He only came in when he started to get abdominal pains. Turned out to be colorectal cancer. Moral of the story is if you have blood in your stool (especially dark colored) don't ignore it.
7493 0 DeLaNope Elderly man with dementia brought in for suspicion of Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis- a serious and life threatening reaction where your skin peels off in sheets. Nope. It was a very large burn because they left Grandpa alone at the house and he spilled a teapot on himself and the family (and another hospital) were too dumb to figure it out.
2392 0 QueenMargaery_ I have had an unbelievable amount of patients who think they have Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (thanks WebMD) when they in fact have contact dermatitis from new lotion or laundry soap. .....I also advise not looking up that condition. Edit: if you have recently started lamotrigine, carbamazepine, Bactrim, or allopurinol and develop a rash, definitely call your doctor. It may actually be SJS.
1712 0 Xelopheris I was rushed to the ER as a kid because I woke up and my face was blue. Obviously my parents thought I wasn't breathing. I'm 8 or 9 years old, and everyone's sudden change in demeanor is making me a little scared, and I'm just getting bluer. At emerge, they're running all kinds of tests that aren't showing anything wrong with me, until finally my dad realized that I put the brand new Toronto Maple leafs pillow case I just got on my pillow. Washcloth later, I was all better.
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1154 0 whitelight512 He had some belly pain and thought he had a UTI. Also had weight loss, night sweats and some other stuff. He had terminal pancreatic cancer and 2 weeks later he is delirious and at deaths door :(
273 0 EmagehtmaI Not a doctor, but I am a nurse. I recently had a patient who claimed that he used to have diabetes, but Jesus cured him of it. His glucose was nearly 300 on admission and he was in the hospital for an amputation of a gangrenous toe that didn't heal because of said diabetes. I'll never forget the doctor's note that said "patient had a history of diabetes but states Jesus healed him of that, but since his blood glucose was 289 on admission we will treat him as if he were a diabetic..."
4401 0 tthorn23 When I was 15 my mother was absolutely convinced that I had [mono](http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/tc/infectious-mononucleosis-topic-overview) as I was coming home from school and sleeping for several hours, eating dinner then going back to sleep. So, she took me to the doctor who did an evaluation. It turns out that I didn't have mono; I was just lazy. Side note: This period of laziness was only a few weeks after the conclusion of varsity swim season, so I was naturally exhausted from months of training.
3408 0 SmashleePimpson I'm not a doctor but I am a medical assistant. I did my preceptor at a Kidney and Hypertension center. Had a guy come in complaining of painful urination and thought he had a uti. Gave him a cup and told him to pee and set it in the window. The lab took the cup and immediately brought him back to a room. Which was strange bc this place stayed packed and it was all first come first serve kind of thing. Well, this guy went back bc there was blood in his urine. A lot of it. This guy was beyond 300lbs btw. Just massive and extremely tall. Doctors got him in the room and stayed for maybe 15 minutes before we had him transferred to the ER. Apparently, he had a fractured penis and had no idea. The nurse above me said they lifted his gut and his entire groin was purple and black and his penis was at a weird, swollen angle. She said she'd never forget it for the rest of her life. The guy never did tell us what happened or anything. He acted just as surprised as everyone else. TLDR: UTI turned out to be a broken dick
5664 0 unicornloops I would say after a couple years working in an emergency room before and during medical school that by far the most common egregious self misdiagnoses involve pregnancy. Tons of sexually active patients coming in complaining of morning sickness and gaining weight, and just sure they have some sort of GI issue or infectious disease. When it comes around to asking questions, oh yeah, come to think about it I haven't had my period in (3,4,5) months! That's not to mention the people coming in fully in labor and delivering in the ED, truly shocked that they were pregnant at all. Now I understand people can have irregular periods and there are many cases where the patient is reasonable in not guessing what's going on, but there is a large group of patients who missed a lot of obvious hints. Denial ain't just a river in Egypt I guess, and I do have empathy for patients in situations where they really don't want to be pregnant and so perhaps are subconsciously blocking it out of their mind. But a medical mystery it is not....