68 yo male s/p Sm Bowel resection with epidural in place and working very well. 11pm floor nurse pages me (and I am not even on call). I politely return the page and the nurse says the pt is complaining of an erection. Yes an erection. At first I thought this was a joke and someone was screwing with me but it wasn't. This nurse seriously wanted me to do something about it and wanted to know if the epidural could be causing it. After a few seconds, I realized that it wasn't a joke and that the nurse was serious so I asked if the erection was painful. He said no, the pt has had no pain all day. Then I said, " Well then, call his wife in and see if she can do anything about it" I'm sure this is the first erection this guy has had in a long time. Nurses like this just scare the crap out of me.