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Nurses and doctors reveal the strangest things they've seen in hospital by Idowu Olabode : December 23, 2016, 02:15:46 PM
If television shows are anything to go by, hospitals are full of dramatic surgeries, love triangles, and incredibly good-looking doctors.

While much of that may be exaggerated for entertainment purposes, there are many unusual things that doctors and nurses witness in their day-to-day work.

Some of them took to Reddit to reveal the strangest things they had encountered in their careers, ranging from unusual outfits they've seen to weird behaviour they've witnessed.

One man, going by the username yosol, said he had been a physician at a general hospital for many years, and had a number of stories.

'An 80 year old man came in for a full physical,' the doctor wrote. 'He disrobed and was wearing a leopard thong. Old dude acted like he didn't care. Could barely hold my giggles.

The same doctor said he had also witnessed a lot of people falling 'accidentally' on top of objects and 'getting them stuck in their rectum'.

'Objects like: shampoo bottles, cucumbers, carrots, flashlights, aluminum cans, pan handles,' he wrote.

Another doctor recalled a story where it wasn't the patient who caused a stir, but rather his parents.

'I was doing my midnight vital signs/assessments and I walk into one of my patient's rooms. It's a kid and he's sleeping, so I tell his parents I'm just checking in and start doing my thing,' he explained.

'It only takes about a minute, but when I finish and look up, the parents have stripped down to their underwear and are slow dancing to country music. I didn't want to disrupt all of that so I whispered, "goodnight" and quietly backed out of there.'

Some of the stories were more sobering, but none the less extraordinary.

'My dad is an ER Doctor and my mom is an ER nurse,' one comment read. 'Well one day this 90-year-old lady just flatlined and after seven minutes of trying to resuscitate her he calls it,' he wrote.

'He goes out to tell all the family assembled that their grandmother has passed away when a nurse sheepishly comes out of the room and asks him to see something.

'He walks in the room to find this lady sitting up and talking as if nothing happened. The family was able to have one last good bye before she actually died.'

Goes to show that often reality is stranger than fiction.

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Source : Daily Mail

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