Seven years as a hospitalist I've waited for this pain in the butt patient. Chief complaint? Bilateral buttock pain. No back pain. No leg pain. Just both butt cheeks were hurting.
ER Charge Nurse: Dr Happy. What's your admitting diagnosis?
Happy: Pain in the butt.
ER Charge Nurse: Seriously. What's your admitting diagnosis?
Happy: Seriously. Pain in the butt.
ER Charge Nurse: OK then.
I've had many patients who were a pain in the butt. But this is my first ever patient who was literally a pain in the butt. I wrote my admitting diagnosis as "Pain in the butt", billed a high level hospital admission code and moved on to the next patient. But, let us not forget about those other pains in the butt as this someecard helps shed some light on!