The Long Awkward Pause

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“I really love lady doctors…” (Said with a salacious inflection and a wink from the male patient sitting on the exam table in front of me.)

“Oh, really? Well.” Long, awkward pause. “So… let’s talk about your prostate…”

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24 thoughts on “The Long Awkward Pause

  1. I had a female colleague tell me, that some of the male patients “presented” with a history of rectal bleeding to emergency, so that they could get a rectal exam by one of the female doctors. That is just creepy! But yea, it sounds real awkward what you went through.

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    • I have a number of male patients who insist that I do a prostate check, even if it is not clinically indicated during their yearly physicals. Beware the male patient seeing a “Low T” “specialist”. This fellow was on high doses of testosterone and was taking an estrogen blocker. I had never had problems with him before. I would wonder if maybe he is being over treated…

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