During the surgery posting at the OPD (outpatient department), a male patient came to the hospital with the chief complaint of abdominal pain. He was asked to lay down so that abdominal examination could be done.
His abdomen was palpated by Dr. N to search for any organ enlargement or tenderness of the abdomen.
Then, he asked us if lower abdominal pain persisted, what is our diagnosis ?
Simultaneously all of us answered together, confidently…
“No, because the patient is a male.”
Everybody started to smile and looked to each other. Nobody dare to answer. Still thinking maybe. =)
Dr. N told the definite answer :
“It’s Prolapse of Intervertebral Disc !”
Owh I see..(monologue)
Not only the female are related to the PID stuff, the male counterpart also may experience the same 3 alphabets disease in their life.
So, think carefully before giving the final answers. Sometimes we just ignore the information which is very important in decision-making.
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease = an acute or chronic condition in which the uterus, Fallopian tubes and ovaries are infected.
Prolapsed Intervertebral Disc (a.k.a. spinal disc herniation) = a ‘slipped disc’ : protrusion of the pulpy inner material of an intervertebral disc through a tear in the fibrous outer coat, causing pressure on adjoining nerve roots, ligaments etc.