Rectal injury - no jokes please! :-)

My boyfriend suffered, shall we say, a “rectal injury” about three weeks ago and it hasn’t gotten much better. I want to take him to NTU Hospital next week to see a doctor about it, but am not sure which department to go to. I would take him to a proctologist, but they don’t have a specific proctology department. The closest I could find was gastrointestinal. I think he may have injured a nerve or something too, because he said he has trouble urinating, as in he has to strain himself to get it out. Any suggestions? And please, hold the jokes … :wink:

And BTW I’m pretty sure it’s not an STD. I was there when he got hurt, so to speak … :blush:

i’d just call, since your mandarin is top notch, and ask whoever answers which department would be the best for this situation.

I have no idea how I’m gonna explain all of this to the doctor. I guess I’m gonna have to brush up on my medical terminology this weekend. Since I’m the “gege” and he’s the “didi,” I’m supposed to take care of all this kind of stuff … he’s very weird about who does what. :unamused: My last boyfriend was like that too … I had to take him to the emergency room once and I had to do all of the talking with the doctors, push the girney (sp?) by myself, and bitch at the nurses to re-fill his IV.

I think I’m gonna go with the 胃腸肝膽科 (gastrointestinal dept.) as that seems to be the closest thing to 肛腸科 (proctology).

Those places where they handle stuck beer bottles etc. could also be a place to start, if the department handling those cases are referred to in the news.

-This is not a joke.!!

[quote=“X3M”]Those places where they handle stuck beer bottles etc. could also be a place to start, if the department handling those cases are referred to in the news.

-This is not a joke.!![/quote]

There’s nothing stuck up there … i’m not THAT big … :laughing:

Ai yo, your boyfriend needs to get over the “gege” “didi” stuff and take responsibility for his body and health. I don’t think it’s fair that you should have to be the spokesperson, especially if you aren’t too familiar with medical terminology in chinese. I would flip on my GF if she pulled any “jie jie” “mei mei” crap when it came to something as serious as this.

Put your foot down, ge. :wink:

[quote=“bushibanned”]Ai yo, your boyfriend needs to get over the “gege” “didi” stuff and take responsibility for his body and health. I don’t think it’s fair that you should have to be the spokesperson, especially if you aren’t too familiar with medical terminology in Chinese. I would flip on my GF if she pulled any “jie jie” “mei mei” crap when it came to something as serious as this.

Put your foot down, ge. :wink:[/quote]

I think it comes down more to being too embarrassed to explain to the doctor just exactly how his “rectal injury” occured, whereas I couldn’t give a rat’s ass (no pun intended!) :laughing: But I hate seeing him in discomfort, and the only way to get him to see a doctor is for me to take him, hold his hand the whole time, and deal with it for him … so I’m willing to do it.

there’s always Dr. Simon Chan at Taiwan Adventist who is American. Might want to give him a call at the priority care center. it costs more and isn’t covered by NHI, but he speaks english and lived in LA and has probably seen lots of rectal injuries. it might cut down on the embarassment factor and be easier for you to communicate about it in english. At best, he can refer you to the right Dr.

Good luck… you might be the first person to bring the term “safe sex” to a whole new level!

I’m more familiar with NTU Hospital, have had pretty good experiences there in the past (except for the long waits), and I can get a discount because I’m a student at NTU. But thanks for the suggestion! If the doctors at NTU Hospital can’t help, then I’ll take him to Taiwan Adventist.

there must be private clinics for men and men’s stuff… just like there are private gynecology clinics for women.

Since when is a “rectal injury” guys’ stuff?

Little Johnny has been really excited during show and tell. Finally, the teacher calls on him.
Johnny runs up to the front of the class and begins to excitedly tell his story.
“Last night my dog got off the leash and he ran out in the road and a car ran over his butt!”
Teacher said, “Johnny, ‘butt’ isn’t a very nice word. You should say ‘rectum’.”
Johnny replied, “Rectum??!! Heck yes it rectum, it damn near KILLED 'em!”

oh hell…somebody had to be the first.

Since when is a “rectal injury” guys’ stuff?[/quote]

That’s not what I meant. But, for example, a guy wouldn’t go to a private gynecology clinic for a prostate examination. Rectal stuff isn’t reserved just for guys… but certain clinics are that deal solely with men’s health issues.

You’re not going to see an attorney… you needn’t explain how the injury occurred. Just tell the doctor that it hurts here.

If you’re happy with NTU, why not start with a GP of some kind there and maybe they will refer you to a specialist. At least if you have the NTU Guanxi, you’ll probably be more comfortable with the doctor you end up seeing.

“Doc, it hurts when I do this”
“Well, don’t do that. That’ll be USD$25.00, pay the nurse as you leave.”

subtle TC…very subtle

[quote=“TainanCowboy”]Little Johnny has been really excited during show and tell. Finally, the teacher calls on him.
Johnny runs up to the front of the class and begins to excitedly tell his story.
“Last night my dog got off the leash and he ran out in the road and a car ran over his butt!”
Teacher said, “Johnny, ‘butt’ isn’t a very nice word. You should say ‘rectum’.”
Johnny replied, “Rectum??!! Heck yes it rectum, it damn near KILLED 'em!”

oh hell…somebody had to be the first.[/quote]

LMAO
:bravo: :bravo: :notworthy: :notworthy: :bravo: :bravo:

Took the BF to a clinic that had a doctor who specialized in gastrointestinal whatever from Mackay Hospital. He got the usual latex gloved finger up the butt (I couldn’t help but laugh when he screamed), then the doctor gave him some anti-inflammatory cream that I have to help him “apply” twice a day (joy of joys) and three days worth of anti-inflammatory pills. I was surprised that the doctor acted like he saw that kind of thing every day when my boyfriend explained to him how he injured his rectum … :laughing: :rainbow:

Glad to hear everything turned out alright “in the end”. :laughing: Bahahahaha! Oh, come on, somebody had to say it.