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People's Dumbest "I Don't Need A Doctor" Moments

Unfortunately, the internet breeds a whole lot of aggressive moments of pure and utterly profound ignorance. Many of us can fall prey to those times when we look to the internet and its collection of definitely unqualified "medical professionals" to provide advice on issues that are definitely in need of medical attention. Maybe these stories will make you feel a bit better about your own mindless moments in the realm of needing/not needing medical advice. 

People describe their dumbest "I don't need a doctor" moments.
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Man Discovers He's Been Living With Athlete's Foot For Years

I mean, hey, while this is certainly a humbling and humorous revelation to have after so many years, it's also better to learn late than never at all. Maybe this is just the kind of informative post that'll help enlighten other folks out there that have been living out the uncomfortable existence that is putting up with athlete's foot. 

Man discovers that he's been living with athlete's foot for years.
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Twitter Thread: Terminally Ill Children Describe Their Favorite Things In Life

If you're not ready for a stirring feels trip, then bail out now. This Twitter thread from @AlastairMcA30 features a collection of profound insights from terminally ill children. The wisdom is deep in what they have to say. If anything, it's a thread like this with the insights that the kids were able to provide, that definitely goes to show that there's so much in life that we take far too seriously. When you get caught up in taking life too seriously, you end up missing the whole point that there's so much of it that's just here to be thoroughly enjoyed. 

Of course, a great way to go about enjoying the treasures that this life has to offer is to double down on being as present as possible. If you're constantly getting carried along on panicked thought streams where you're projecting yourself out into the future land of scary what-ifs, or living in the past, you won't be able to enjoy the beautiful moments when they're actually right in front of you. Just a good thing to keep in the back of your mind. 

Twitter thread on what terminally ill children loved most in their lives.
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Doctor Judges Guy For Being An Engineer, Gets Called Out

It sounds like this person's doctor friend was passing all kinds of judgement on a dude who was simply doing his very acceptable, if not commendable job as an engineer. And then when the doctor friend gets righteously called out they assume the defensive stance. There's just something about people that are acting wrong that get called out for their antics, that results in them pulling the very unreasonable victim card. 

A doctor friend judges a guy for being an engineer, and then gets rightfully called out.
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Man Acts Like Tough Guy, Ignores Horrendous Stomachache, Crisis Ensues

Let this guy's harrowing tale about ignoring an unimaginably gnarly stomachache be a lesson to us all. If you have a stomachache, and the waves of pain have progressed to literal tidal waves of pain, then something is definitely not right. You might already know someone who has had to confront the unfortunate reality of having a ruptured appendix. The key with those occurrences is to be proactive in the response, and not let things escalate to a life-threatening extent. 

Man tries to be a tough guy, ignores terrible stomachache, total crisis ensues.
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Absurd Medical Misconceptions Professionals Have Witnessed

On one hand, it's baffling that some really dumb medical patients refuse to pay close enough attention to understand how their own body works, especially in a life-threatening situation. On the other hand, since doctors exist, it makes some sense that regular people shouldn't be expected to automatically know everything about medicine. On the third hand, the reality that a grown adult might think their lost arm will grow back is as startling as it is disappointing. Wait, that's three hands. Well, case in point.

stories of people being stupid about medical things
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Tumblr Thread: Dare To Be A Health Karen

There are rare moments in this wild life when it's actually quite alright to be a Karen when it comes to overseeing the charges associated with your healthcare. You just never know if you're getting totally screwed over by a $25 charge for a Band-Aid, unless you make the extra effort to get an itemized bill. If all this healthcare talk got you going check out a woman's very different experience with the wonderful healthcare over in Iceland

A quick Tumblr thread about the benefit of being a Karen when it comes to one's healthcare. | lunah unicorn tnorn @unicornthO 9N Replying azemezi and @fakeariellejane Look, my friend's grandpa is semi-Karen but best way possible? He got an $80K surgery bill completely forgiven because he asked an itemized bill kept calling daily about them, like $200 scalpel he like so where's my scalpel want my $200 scalpel
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This is one of those videos that makes the whole flying cars and everyone continually immersed in a virtual reality world kind of future seem like it's already arrived. Just imagine being on that mountain and seeing that dude cruise by. It'd feel like you accidentally walked through some kind of time traveling portal. 

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Twitter Thread: Woman Discovers Lump, Iceland's Healthcare Pulls Through

Mary Robinette's story about her experience with discovering an ominous lump on her body, and then being able to get the help she needed in Iceland, speaks volumes to the healthcare situation back in America. Sounds like a visit to Iceland to get medical attention could actually be worthwhile. 

Twitter thread about a woman's experience getting lump removed in Iceland | Mary Robinette Kowal e @MaryRobinette lived lIceland found lump. Ihad no idea navigate finding doctor, so went our show's production manager found lump. Can help find doctor? PM: Just go cancer center Okay do get referral? PM s referral?
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Stupid things Medical Patients Did That Made It Worse

For some reason tons of people think that the worst thing that can happen if you don't follow a doctors orders is that they'll get caught and be scolded. But no, there's an actual reason a medical professional tells you to do something. Medical professionals see through lying patients all the time, and patients still try to deny the stupid things they've done.

Stupid things medical patients did | babynursebb 1.0k points 21 hours ago edited 19 hours ago Not after leaving but this older gentleman had his wife bring him n out literal day after his open heart surgery couldn't believe .
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Man Yawns Too Hard, Ends Up In The ER

Wow, talk about a nightmare of a situation. This dude yawned himself right into the ER. Kind of ridiculous and hilarious, and we're just glad that he's okay. 

Man yawns too hard and ends up in the ER | r/tifu u/VanManRTManVan 21h Join 1 1 1 1 TIFU by yawning too hard and ending up ER L So this incident actually this past Friday settled after long week watch movie with my parents couple minutes let loose big yawn because little worn out after long week at my internship. Suddenly felt my jaw kind click" into place, which happens sometimes but can almost always just close back normally should point out one time about two years ago did same thing and had
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Doctors' Best "Asking For A Friend" Stories

Someone on AskReddit asked for doctors to share their best stories of people coming in, and seeking them out to ask for professional medical advice for their "friends." Folks have a funny blindness they apply toward not knowing how obvious it is that they're asking advice for themselves, from doctors. At least the doctors seem to take it in stride, and exercise an understanding of the process. 

Doctors share their best stories about people "asking for friends" when it was probably for them | Freyja_the_derpyderp 9h My father is doctor and he got call once middle night his call share doctors patient man asked do about bump on his "friends" arm he scratched and something came out. He mentioned leaking little oil now zit. He scratched pimple. Woke whole family up at 3 am because he had page my dad over zit.
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People's Silver Linings To Being Quarantined

Someone on AskReddit asked for people to describe the sliver linings they've managed to find in their lives, amidst the quarantine. The Coronavirus has surely thrown much of the world into a spiral of panic and fear, and amidst that storm of chaos, it's nice when folks are able to find the silver linings when they can. Everyone stay safe out there, and wash those hands!

People share their upsides to being quarantined in AskReddit thread | cwtguy 5h No driving work gives two hours my life back with my son each day and saves few hundred bucks month gas.
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Clearly Conan O'Brien is taking this Coronavirus pandemic in some kind of stride. Not sure what's going through his head at this moment. 

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Quarantine Moment: Limited Food Options Plus Coronavirus Emotions Equals Nickname

People on Twitter are doing what they can to keep it light. This time we've got folks hatching up nicknames that are inspired by their limited food options and emotions being felt, while in quarantine. The results are pretty great. 

Limited food options plus your Coronavirus emotions equals your nickname | tweet by elan gale @theyearofelan quarantine nickname is feel right now last thing ate out cupboard can call angry chili mango"
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Quarantine Moment: Twitter Goes In On Hawaiian Punch

Amidst these strange and troubling times of quarantine due to the Coronavirus, people have decided to go in on Hawaiian Punch. Yes, Hawaiian Punch is being slandered. Twitter yet again finds a way to keep itself preoccupied. 

People on Twitter are going in on Hawaiian Punch drink | tweet by happienatalie love twitter is randomly coming Hawaiian Punch. Isolation really got us thinking
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