Doctors of Reddit were asked: "What's something someone came to the hospital for that they thought wasn't a big deal but turned out to be much worse?" These are some of the best answers.
1/24 This obese (400+ lbs.) woman came in complaining about her stomach hurting. Turns out there was a dead baby in her vaginal canal... It was there for a few months and she had no idea.
2/24 After I got my appendix out I went back a week later thinking I was constipated. Nope, I had a giant abscess that had started to wall itself off. They went in the drain it and I woke up in ICU five days later recovering from sepsis, septic shock and kidney failure.
3/24 My dad went in to the hospital in some pain, back when he used to power lift. A nurse comes in to the room, looks down at her chart, looks back up and says, "Mr. Pickle you are having a heart attack." He got up on the bed and flexed saying, "Does this look like a man that's having a heart attack to you?"
She looked back down at her chart, up again, and says "Yes."
4/24 Had a guy come in complaining of a cough and difficulty swallowing; he thought he had tonsillitis and just wanted some antibiotics. I noticed his voice was incredibly hoarse but there were no swollen tonsils so sent him for a chest xray. Huge, baseball size tumours all throughout his lungs. One of them was pressing on the recurrent laryngeal nerve causing his speaking and swallowing problems. He died within a week.
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