I don’t want to sound uncaring, but anyone who sits in the ER for 5-6 hours with complaints of menstrual (period) pain, has to be kidding.
Every month you’ve know since you were a teenager that you would have menstrual pain…….it may or may not come with pain and vomiting. You don’t need me to tell you to stock up on pain medications or anti-emetic meds.
I get really annoyed when I am presented with patients like that. Ever so often however, the patient may be pregnant…..even more annoying.
Somehow these patients showup at like 2am or 3am…….when I am literally in my best mood…..(Sarcasm)