Typical complaints and or myths that patients have about their bodies and medicine in general:
“I have a burning in my urine and now it has spread to my rectum causing me diarrhoea”.
“I feel really cold and if I don’t get a blanket, I’m going to get pneumonia.”
“I hear that you can remove the appendix without any incisions at all.”
“I’m allergic to all antibiotics”
“Neurologists are the richest doctors. They drive Mercedes. ”
“I going to go to the most famous doctor in the big city. That way, I’m guaranteed that the surgery will be a success”
“My insurance is really good. Here it is” (hands registrar Medicaid card)
“There is no way I could have gotten AIDS. I never took it in the butt.”
“Call the president of the hospital, I’m sure he’ll want to know that I’m here.”(at 3am)
“I got the flu from the flu shot”
feel free to add to this list.