12 Doctors Reveal The Weirdest Anomalies They’ve Ever Seen –
Doctors, medical examiners, and morticians revealed on Reddit the weirdest anomalies they’ve ever found on (or in) a body. And can I just say…what the fuck.
“Young man comes in complaining of headache. I work in radiology.
We ask for history. Nothing to report, he says.
We scan his head. CT shows a bullet rattling loose inside his sphenoid sinus (kind of between the nasal cavity and the brain).
I asked the guy: “Have you ever been shot in the face?”
“Oh, yeah, I guess I forgot to mention that.”
(To clarify, the guy had been shot in the face a few years earlier, never sought treatment for it. The bullet had somehow missed all the vital structures.)”
“I was a nurse for the ER and a dude came in with a big vibrating dildo stuck in his ass and it was still on and we had to wait for the batteries to die before we could even do anything.
There were 2 big DD sized batteries. He was there for like 3 hours laying on a table ass vibrating.”
“I used to work in the ER, and one time we had a young woman come in (maybe 22), who was morbidly obese. She kept gesturing vaguely at her lower abdomen saying, “I can’t see what it is, but something hurts.” We lifted her pannus (the flap of fat/skin that hangs down). As it was lifted, we found an abscess, with a weird, orange substance all around it.
Long story short, she had dropped a Cheeto while eating, and it had gotten stuck in her rolls. It stayed so long that it eroded a hole in her skin.
My sister still hasn’t forgiven me for telling that story at dinner one night…”
“When I was a medical student we had a cadaver with a very large and very tiger stripe tattooed penis. This was the only tattoo he had, and was very unexpected when it came time to genital dissection. Obviously, this was saved by the staff for use on all of our anatomy exams (you walk around the room to different parts/bodies and identify whatever is tagged, and this specimen was always identifiable by the only laughing medical student as they kept rotating around the room).”
“ER nurse; man comes in after a car accident, we do a brain scan for safety and find a 3 inch nail imbedded in his brain. Ask man about it, he says he has no idea. Admits he was once shot with a nail gun but HAD NO IDEA A NAIL HAD BEEN LODGED IN HIS HEAD. Had been there for well over 4 years.”
“I’m a carer for the elderly at a hospital. A nurse asked me to help her insert a catheter into a lady with dementia, but when we propped her legs open there was a horrific smell and we could see something dark in the vaginal cavity. It was a teddy bear. We think it was there a while.”
“3 golf balls in a man’s stomach. His cause of death was lung cancer. Still trying to figure out how he ate golfballs/how long they were in there considering he was on life support for 2 weeks before he died.”
“A real maggot inside a tooth. An old patient came to us with longterm and severe pain in her tooth. The doctor extracted the tooth and put it into a tray. After 1 minute, we saw a maggot crawling out from the tooth. This woman had lived with it for at least 6 months…”
“I was a mortician for a religious organization, and I have to say that The Butt Plug Conundrum of 2013 was among the more difficult issues I’ve faced in the field. A decedent arrived with a bejeweled butt plug firmly in place within the rectum, which led to a very interesting issue – if the family had known that the deceased was likely to have had such an item, we’d be screwed if we didn’t list it amongst personal effects to be returned to the family, but if they were as vanilla as most of the relevant religious community claimed to be such an item would probably be considered a slanderous perversion. Fortunately, my boss was a member of the relevant clergy, so I simply removed the item and popped it into a biohazard bag for him to decide upon. I actually don’t know what decision was reached.”
“Weirdest thing was in a woman’s intestine- a dead mouse. Tiny little thing…. obviously never got the chance to ask how the mouse got there as this was post mortem. Definitely unexpected though…”
“During an autopsy, we found a plastic shamrock that was about 3-4″ big in some guy’s stomach.”