Wednesday, December 09, 2009

A balls up

This happened recently to a medical student I know. On placement in a rural GP's surgery, she was examining a pensioner.

"Are my testicles black?" he asked, to her surprise - the examination was for something completely unrelated. But she asked him to lower his boxer shorts, and looked, the man's testicles were the right colour, felt warm to the touch, had no obvious lumps or other problems.

"That's fine," she said. "Is there anything else?"

"Yes," the man said, speaking slowly and clearly. "Are my test results back?"