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Rectal Temperature In The Er

I thought I might have appendicitis so went down to the local hospital ER. They gave me a room, a gown, and told me to take everything off. The doctor came in, examined and palpated me. He said he needed to take my temperature. As I sat on the table watching him, I see him pull on a rubber glove and get out the lube. He told me to lie on my left side facing the door. I asked him why a rectal measurement, and he replied it was more accurate for appendicitis. With that he slipped the thermometer up my rectum. He was called out of the room and he left the door open, so anyone walking by could see me lying there with the electronic thermometer up my butt. Turns out it wasn't appendicitis so went home. But preferred erring on the side of safety.
jayg03e jayg03e 66-70, M 3 Responses Aug 31, 2012

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Similar experience but I was only 11. The nurse took my temp rev tally. Then it seemed like every doctor in the ER took a turn sticking a finger up my bum. I was feeling wretched and was thoroughly embarrassed to have so many people see me naked.

I had an appendcitis emergency surgery after thought it was bad poison I had to rectal examine. Turn out it was only appendix ruptured.