Inguinal Hernia picture NEJM

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by ssman, Aug 27, 2006.

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  1. ssman

    ssman Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 7, 2004
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  3. Daddydoc

    Daddydoc 10+ Year Member

    Jul 14, 2005
    Maybe its been a while since his last physical?:eek:
  4. Nerdoscience

    Nerdoscience Senior Member 2+ Year Member

    Mar 30, 2006
    Yup, I've seen one like that. The patient came in with gas gangrene of one of his legs. We had to amputate, and incidentally noticed that he had a hernia in his scrotum that would be much larger than the stump left from the amp. Some people have different thresholds for coming to the hospital. The guy's leg had been infected for so long, the whole thing stank, had soft tissue crepitus, and was mottled black and white.
  5. DrWanahbe

    DrWanahbe Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 10, 2006
    OK, I'm not a guy here, but it just begs the question...where do you PUT that? Doesn't that make it very hard to wear pants, and wouldn't that be a sign to seek medical attention? :eek:
  6. Dr.McNinja

    Dr.McNinja Nobel War Prize Winner SDN Moderator 10+ Year Member

    Aug 2, 2006
    You wouldn't believe what people don't go to the doctor for. You should see some pictures of Paget's disease.
  7. Bertelman

    Bertelman Maverick! 7+ Year Member

    Feb 11, 2006
    Had a Cooch
    I want to know why they begin the story with "chronic dysuria and increased urinary frequency presented with three weeks of weakness and fever."

    How about the WATERMELON BETWEEN HIS LEGS!!! And seriously, you mean to tell me this guy was experiencing weakness for ONLY the last 3 weeks? :laugh:
  8. 45408

    45408 aw buddy 7+ Year Member

    Jun 13, 2004
    whoa, that must've gotten the other guys attention when he was in the locker room
  9. Pinkertinkle

    Pinkertinkle 2003 Member 10+ Year Member

    Oct 16, 2003
    I bet all the ladies would be like whoa.
  10. DrWanahbe

    DrWanahbe Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 10, 2006

    Not only that, he declined surgical intervention. While that was probably a wise choice due to the risks, what exactly can be done for him now? He just continues like that? (I suppose that's an option considering he's lived with it for 8 YEARS.)
  11. Ambs

    Ambs Sleeping is underrated! 5+ Year Member

    Oct 16, 2004
    Seeing as he just now sought medical attention, he didn't consider that massive thing to be his chief complaint. Perhaps the dysuria and frequency (and the weakness) were his chief complaints.

    Umm. Yeah I have no idea.

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