Doctors share their best "am I really having this conversation with an adult?" cases.

Thanks to the internet, we’ve all rushed to the doctor convinced we have a deathly and obscure infectious disease only found in the Amazon rainforest… only to discover it’s actually just a blocked nose.

Proving these clearly provide the best dinner party stories for medical professionals, doctors recently took to Reddit to share their best “I can’t believe I’m having this conversation with an adult” cases.

You’ll definitely feel better about your last visit.

1. Body parts.

“My friend is a student doctor and is on placement at a small town doctor’s office. She had a 70-ish-year-old woman come in with complaints of a small but painless growth that was visible at the back of her throat.

“Turns out it took her 70 years to notice her uvula.”


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2. Caffeine addict.

"That the 30 plus cups of coffee he was drinking every day could possibly be the cause of his chief complaints of anxiety and insomnia. He said he was not willing to give this up or try decaf."

3. I'm pregnant?

"My dad had to tell a patient that they were not pregnant. The patient was male."

4. Handicapped.

"Got placed doing a rotation in the orthopedic floor of a big hospital in a rural area of Southern California. I was doing my rounds and saw a patient out of bed and walking around the floor following a knee replacement. She had a cane in her hand that she was carrying like as a solider would carry a rifle.

"I asked what she was doing and what she thought the cane was for. She replied she thought the cane was for pushing people out of her way since she's now 'handicapped' and it wasn't to help her walk on her post-op knee." (Post continues after gallery.)

5. Nailed it.

"We had someone come into A&E because they needed their nails redoing... They genuinely thought it was a good idea to go to accident and emergency to have their fake nails taken off and redone because they had gotten too long and become uncomfortable."

6. Gum loss.

"My mother helps the Amish get dental care. One Amish woman complained that she needed new dentures. When asked why she thought so, she replied, 'Well, I've lost weight, and you know that when you lose weight, you lose it in your gums first.'"

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7. Male menopause.

"A 32-year-old grown man asked me if the hot spells he was experiencing at night meant he was going through menopause."

8. Dentally transmitted disease.

"I'm a dental hygienist and once was telling a patient after a cleaning that she had gingivitis. She replies with, 'I must have caught it from my boyfriend'. I had to explain to her that it's because she doesn't brush/floss enough. She was 36 years old."

9. Eye spy.

"Not a doctor, but I regularly have people come in for eye examinations because 'when I take my glasses off things are blurry'. Often these aren't passing comments during the exam, but the main reason for their visit to the clinic."

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