Getting a "male" to the Dr's office??!!??!!

  1. Is it taught somewhere that the male gender must avoid visiting the Dr. at all costs or what?? My bf came to me (in all my student wisdom ) about a month or so ago with a mysterious lump and wanted to know what it was. At the time he seemed concerned about it. SO I did my best research and came up with possibilities and told him it's probably nothing, I'm probably wrong anyways, but go get it checked out-it never hurts to get checked up anyway, right. Well he still hasn't gone. Says it will probably just go away on its own. He also said he asked his dad (a veteranarian no less!) who also thought it would probably go away. Ok, maybe I'm worried over nothing, but the biggest killer in my family so far has been cancer, so I naturally worry! Why not prevent any problems......

    Anyway, any advice on dragging his butt there?? Or am I just a nagging wife trainee, lol :chuckle
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  3. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    LOL Leslie! I don't have any advice for you, but I can tell you you're not alone!

    My hubby has asthma, takes Singulair qd. Well, when he runs out, and I mean out of of refills, he STILL goes to the pharmacy, plays dumb, and lets the pharmacist call his MD for a refill. (As a nurse this angers me, I know how much of a health care worker's time is wasted doing things outside of their job description) It got so bad, that the pharmacist came out of his little room last time and said, "they said OK, but only 3 refills this time, YOU HAVE TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR BEFORE THEN OR NO MORE!"

    I just stood there laughing at him. :chuckle

    I don't know what to do either. Hopefully someone else has figured out and will share it with us!

    Heather
  4. by   Brownms46
    Join the club...I nag without relenting....and I always get him there. I also use scare tactics....and he falls for it everytime..:chuckle
  5. by   pkmom
    My hubby hasn't been to the MD in at least 5 years except to go to my prenatal visits. Scare tactics hugh, I guess i should learn some of those pretty soon!
  6. by   nursedawn67
    My hubby had knee surgery (scoped) last year...he developed a cough and URI a couple of days later....I begged him and nagged him to go get checked...Oh no he could wait he said...I'll get over it he said....late one evening he was beat red and hot so I take his temp 101...once again I nag him...nope.....the temp started going up even with meds.....he finally hit 104....I start threatening him with possible infection of the knee and eventual inability to walk....he finally gave in and went to the ER....he only had an URI and was put on ATB's....but what a shame I had to take it as far as I did to get him to go get checked out.
  7. by   LasVegasRN
    Tell him whatever his condition is will cause impotence. Use anything that might impair or danger the penis. That will get him in with the quickness!

    Guy: "I fainted yesterday at the ball game".

    Nurse: "WHAT? You didn't tell me! Why didn't you see a doctor??!"

    Guy: "I'm fine. I have a 3 inch laceration on my scalp, my vision is blurred and I have a whopper of a headache. No biggie. I'll take a nap."

    Nurse: "Gee gaping lacerations cause impotence you know. And gangrene could develop in your penis."

    Guy: "WHAT? THAT'S RIDICULOUS!"

    Nurse: "Nope, just had a patient like that last week. Had to amputate penis, scrotum, rectum, everything."

    Guy: "MY GOD!! CALL AN AMBULANCE!! I NEED AN AMBULANCE!!"

    Nurse:
  8. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by LasVegasRN
    Tell him whatever his condition is will cause impotence. Use anything that might impair or danger the penis.
    :chuckle :roll

    Heather
  9. by   donmurray
    That's below the belt! unfair! we can't help it, it's genetic!
  10. by   nursedawn67
    Originally posted by LasVegasRN
    Tell him whatever his condition is will cause impotence. Use anything that might impair or danger the penis. That will get him in with the quickness!

    :
    This is a great idea!!!

    We had a woman being discharged from the hospital I used to work at and her discharge instructions read something like she could begin having intercourse again like in 3 weeks and the patient asked if we could make it 6 weeks!!
  11. by   Brownms46
    Quote from
    LasVegasRN

    "Nurse: "Gee gaping lacerations cause impotence you know. And gangrene could develop in your penis."

    Guy: "WHAT? THAT'S RIDICULOUS!"

    Nurse: "Nope, just had a patient like that last week. Had to amputate penis, scrotum, rectum, everything."

    Guy: "MY GOD!! CALL AN AMBULANCE!! I NEED AN AMBULANCE!!"


    ......:roll.........

    Now that is what I'm talking about...
    Last edit by Brownms46 on Jun 11, '02
  12. by   Lausana
    Originally posted by LasVegasRN
    Tell him whatever his condition is will cause impotence. Use anything that might impair or danger the penis. That will get him in with the quickness!
    :roll I'll give it a try, I don't know if he'll buy it...but since he's pretty attached to all of his parts it might scare him enough!:wink2:
  13. by   LasVegasRN
    Originally posted by donmurray
    That's below the belt! unfair! we can't help it, it's genetic!
    Ya know, genetics can cause impotence... :chuckle
  14. by   RNforLongTime
    My husband is pretty good about going to the doctor if necessary. He doesn't suffer from any chronic health problems but I've made him go to the MD every other year for a check up. Next year when he turns 40, he's getting the full works--colonoscopy and all that!

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