OT: kid physicals and "flatulence"

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Sarita
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   Posted 4/26/2008 11:23 PM (GMT -7)   
We did a bunch of free physical exams for high school athletes today - hundreds of us med students, thousands of high school students! - to screen the kids for all kinds of problems and also get EKGs on them to prevent sudden death from cardiac arrest on the playing field (this happens more often than you might think). I had one kid with diffuse abdominal tenderness and my goodness, he was producing so much methane I thought we might slip into an ice age then and there.

After some run-around with the attending, it was decided that the kid had simply worked out too hard the day before and strained his abdominal muscles...and was just a smelly teenager. I probably would have demanded a scope for the poor kid if it had been left up to me...

At least I didn't have to leave any exams to use the loo. And I ended up on the evening news! LOL!
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   Posted 4/27/2008 4:59 AM (GMT -7)   
what is that stat something like 300 a year die on the playing field between injuries and illness/disease...
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   Posted 4/27/2008 8:51 AM (GMT -7)   
wonder if he had Giardia.

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   Posted 4/27/2008 10:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow, headline news,, " Talented med student examines smelly jock.", "Highschool exams are a gas.",
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   Posted 4/27/2008 9:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Ohhhh come on, it wasn't that bad...
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   Posted 4/27/2008 9:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Good on ya!
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   Posted 4/27/2008 10:42 PM (GMT -7)   
LOL Sniper!
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