Sunday, April 14, 2013

More Technical Talk

A patient not too much older than me had been having erectile dysfunction, and his testosterone level was in the normal but low range, and he asked the doctor if he should be prescribed some testosterone. 

Doctor: Testosterone doesn't help with your erection but it does with the dirty talk, the dirty thoughts - if you know what I mean.
Patient: You mean sex drive?
Doctor: Sure, yeah, that.

The doctor was also trying to convince him to lose weight (more fat tissue --> more estrogen --> negative feedback on LH/FSH --> less testosterone) and told him if he lost 30 pounds he would become an unstoppable animal, and that girls would start calling him "The Animal."

...Meanwhile, I sat awkwardly in the corner typing the patient's vitals into the EMR.