Where Retroflexions has been, and where we are going…and a new article about farts! Welcome 2018!Share this:
We all knew John was going to fail. His plan was barely a plan, and was not realistic. He needed to make major lifestyle changes and lacked the knowledge to design a proper plan. He could have benefited from…Share this:
When someone has a real disease and tells me they’re not a pill person, I can’t help but wonder what exactly does that mean? Someone with dangerously high blood pressure, who is not a pill person will soon become a stroke person.Share this:
It just so happens that this interaction occurred during a particularly low point of my fellowship, and I blurted out “Do you have…Share this:
Now, I don’t want to offend anyone with this post (it’s already too late), but it seems these days that the only qualification that one needs to don a long white coat is to work in some patient care area of a hospital. The long white coat used to be the way patients, families, and other hospital medical staff could instantly tell who was a full-fledged attending physician. In fact, the emphasis on the white coat starts on the first day of medical school with something aptly called a “white coat ceremony.”Share this:
So, after this careful analysis, here are my concluding thoughts on anal sex as a healthcare professional specializing in colon and rectal diseases:
Anal sex seems to significantly raise your risk of having fecal incontinence.
You probably just shouldn’t do it.
If you are going to do it anyway, don’t do it too frequently.
It seems like common sense, but use lots of lube.
When finding a partner for anal sex, smaller is probably better.
In every hospital I have ever worked in, from medical school to present day, there is a noise pollution problem of epic proportions. Every medical device seems to emit at least three different types of beeps, each of them being more loud and annoying than the next.Share this:
Overtesting and over treatment are big problems in modern medicine. It sometimes goes like this: Have a minor complaint? It’s probably nothing, but we should do an exhaustive workup because there is a 0.00001% chance it could be cancer, maybe. However,Share this:
Most people know that they cannot eat anything after midnight if they have a procedure scheduled the next day. However, what about when a procedure is not actually scheduled? Sometimes a little bit of common sense and a little foresight needs to be applied to avoid having a procedure delayed an entire day because of the NPO rules. Here are two common situations that I encounter (without exaggeration) several times per week:Share this: