All of these are actual phone calls today.
Case 1. a lady who I examined in the office on Wednesday for abnormal bleeding. I'm starting the work-up for a potential hysterectomy. Called yesterday complaining of "Bleeding to death." Told at that time to go to ER. Called again today (interrupting dinner) with same complaint. Did not go to ER yesterday. Also tells me she's pale and dizzy.
Talked to ER just now. Her hemoglobin is 13. I guess it's a slow bleed. ;)
Case 2. First trimester gal with n/v. Called in some phenergan suppositories. SHE CALLED BACK TO DOUBLECHECK IF IT WAS OK TO TAKE IN PREGNANCY!!!!!!!! No, I'm just going to call in something that will cause your child to have 3 eyes and 1 ear. I mean, WTF?
Case 3. Lady just d/c'd from hospital yesterday by her internist. Having similar issues as to what put her into the hospital. I specifically asked if she had any GYN problems. Nope. Please call your family doc, since I can't help you.
Monday 5 pm can't come soon enough.