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« on: 21/04/2007 23:19:16 »
Time for a joke.
Actually a very short tale about experience in the medical profession.
You cannot find everything in textbooks, personal experience helps.


CASE 1
An anxious mother of a 4yr old boy phones
his young, recently specialized pediatrician:

"I'm worried for my son, doctor. He seems all
right but his pee is actually bright green!"

The young doctor reassures the lady, saying
that a urine analysis could be indicated if
this little problem persists in the next few
days.  Then he starts searching any possible
cause in handbooks and pathology texts getting
more and more confused between all the various
pigments and green substances...

CASE2
Same question to an old white-haired pediatrician.

He smiles on the phone, going on writing a recipe
for the little patient he just examined:
"There is no reason to worry, madam, your
kid had probably ...  "   ???


Possible answers are welcome!   ;D


« Last Edit: 30/04/2007 18:19:55 by iko »


 

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« Reply #1 on: 21/04/2007 23:22:06 »
I don't seem to get it.. Are we meant to carry off from the dot dot dots?
 

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« Reply #2 on: 21/04/2007 23:24:32 »
Hi SpeedySeany,

You simply have to report the solution of the green pee problem!

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« Reply #3 on: 21/04/2007 23:30:52 »
Oh bum.. That's hard!

OK. Case 2.

"There is no reason to worry, madam, probably your kid had just drunk some lime juice."
 

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« Reply #4 on: 21/04/2007 23:31:53 »
OR.. Case 2.

"There is no reason to worry, madam, probably your kid had just eaten some asparagus"
 

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« Reply #5 on: 21/04/2007 23:35:03 »
Oh bum.. That's hard!

OK. Case 2.
"There is no reason to worry, madam, probably your kid had just drunk some lime juice."

OR.. Case 2.

"There is no reason to worry, madam, probably your kid had just eaten some asparagus"

No good. Neither lime juice or asparagus should be enough to turn your pee reeaaally green.

iko   ;D
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« Reply #6 on: 21/04/2007 23:47:02 »
What about artificial food colorings  or certain medications ?

Hmmmmmmm..I luff the smell of asparagus wee !!...I actually thought asparagus could turn it green !!...perhaps if consumed in large quantities ?
 

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« Reply #7 on: 21/04/2007 23:47:49 »
You know it's not fair to take the piss from young children - it scars them for life.
 

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« Reply #8 on: 21/04/2007 23:48:53 »
You know it's not fair to take the piss from young children - it scars them for life.

LOL !!
 

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« Reply #9 on: 21/04/2007 23:54:05 »

What about artificial food colorings  or certain medications ?


No medications or food colorings, at least in the story I had been told.

  Hypnod you think

(Good night)
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« Reply #10 on: 22/04/2007 00:04:09 »
You know it's not fair to take the piss from young children - it scars them for life.

What do you mean? Don't you just make them wee and take the sample?
 

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« Reply #11 on: 22/04/2007 13:49:01 »
Seany, to take the piss is to make fun of someone :)
 

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« Reply #12 on: 22/04/2007 14:00:35 »
Me so luffs Iko's Hypno thing !!
 

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« Reply #13 on: 22/04/2007 16:36:20 »
had he been eating green pea soup?

edit: oops i mean, she
 

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« Reply #14 on: 22/04/2007 17:08:30 »
Kryptonite radiation ?
 

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« Reply #15 on: 22/04/2007 17:09:02 »
Was the father The Jolly Green Giant ?
 

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« Reply #16 on: 22/04/2007 18:10:40 »
Poor things! Me gonna help you.
Nothing related to cod liver oil!!!   ;D

      

ikoded few minutes ago  [^]
157posts in leuk.topic.
Far too many...
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« Reply #17 on: 27/04/2007 23:29:39 »
Any more suggestion?

Come on, urine is yellow, we now know it:

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=7484.0

so...if it turns green... :o

ikodit!
 

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« Reply #18 on: 27/04/2007 23:35:18 »
a sedative overdose?
 

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« Reply #19 on: 27/04/2007 23:53:51 »
Why a sedative overdose?
A sedated child should start peeing green?
The answer might come from another topic in Med.

It is very important to know the basics of these simple things:
it is easy anatomy and shouldn't be restricted to nurses and docs.
You may simply save a life knowing how it works and what should be done.
Little kids swallow grapes or round objects frequently,
even little toys, and may choke to death in minutes.
You will have to ACT, quick.
Somebody else will call 911.
Little Big Seany IS fast.


...remember he was a 4 year old child.

ikomon' is not so difficult!
« Last Edit: 27/04/2007 23:58:22 by iko »
 

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« Reply #20 on: 28/04/2007 00:03:56 »
Why a sedative overdose?
A sedated child should start peeing green?


Dr Carole Foot, an intensive care specialist at Queensland's Prince Charles Hospital. Foot says urine can provide information about whether patients are taking certain medications or are being over-administered.

For example, propofol, a common sedative in critical care wards, turns urine pink if given in the right dose but green if patients are getting too much.
 

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« Reply #21 on: 28/04/2007 00:11:56 »
Why a sedative overdose?
A sedated child should start peeing green?


Dr Carole Foot, an intensive care specialist at Queensland's Prince Charles Hospital. Foot says urine can provide information about whether patients are taking certain medications or are being over-administered.

For example, propofol, a common sedative in critical care wards, turns urine pink if given in the right dose but green if patients are getting too much.


Ops! I didn't know this.  Me too ignorant indeed!
No drugs in my story anyway, far more common...objects.
BTW, little boy was fine at home, not in a critical care ward!  ;)

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« Reply #22 on: 28/04/2007 00:17:31 »
so the kid has swollowed something! oh i am useless at these type of things. i still can't see those magic eye things that seany keeps posting.

i need to go to bed to think, do i get a prize for my earlier answer? it's not about te winning it's all about the prize you know.
 

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« Reply #23 on: 28/04/2007 00:29:28 »
so the kid has swollowed something! oh i am useless at these type of things. i still can't see those magic eye things that seany keeps posting.

i need to go to bed to think, do i get a prize for my earlier answer? it's not about te winning it's all about the prize you know.

Ok, that's your prize!
Good night!

ikod ;D
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« Reply #24 on: 28/04/2007 00:41:11 »
so the kid has swollowed something! oh i am useless at these type of things. i still can't see those magic eye things that seany keeps posting.

i need to go to bed to think, do i get a prize for my earlier answer? it's not about te winning it's all about the prize you know.

Ok, that's your price!
Good night!

ikod ;D

you are so kind. i could do with a new pen set!
 

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