Colonoscopies Have Never Been So Funny :)

No one (at least no one I know) looks forward to having a colonoscopy. But I’ll tell you what… this one is hilarious. Lou Rawls and Damon Wayans in a funny video classic. Combine a heavy, rough-around-the-edges nurse, a disco ball, and a colonoscope. Just the look on Damon Wayans’ face is priceless.

Patients already say some funny things during conscious sedation, what if Lou Rawls was putting you under like this? Imagine the things you’d say.

Want a disco ball for your next endoscopy? Get Your Scope On.

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Possible Names for Medical Musical Groups – Part 1

What if some popular musicians went to medical school or nursing school? First of all, they would’ve made a lot less money and would’ve had a lot less debt starting out. But that’s beside the point. The real question is… how would a health care background have changed their stage names?

  • Public Enema
  • Grateful Full Codes
  • Pee Dribbly
  • Joan Urojet
  • Counting Colace
  • LL Stool J
  • Hemmie and the Colectomies
  • 50 Cent CoPay
  • Rage Against the Administrators
  • Nine Inch Needles 

A tad cheesy, but we have plenty more coming out in Part 2. Got some of your own? Post a comment below (no patient identifiers, no copyrighted material, and we can do with it whatever we want). Or, just let us know your favorite. Post a comment now.

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Stool Chart Reads Like Breakfast Menu

This is a legitimate scale for stool qualityThis is a legitimate scale for stool quality

I take no issue with describing stool quality for medical purposes. I take no issue with graphic representation of those qualities. And, I take no issue with creating a scale for easier communication between doctors, nurses, and other health care providers.

I do, however, take issue with the fact that it reads like a breakfast menu…


Lewis SJ, Heaton KW (1997), “Stool form scale as a useful guide to intestinal transit time”, Scand. J. Gastroenterol. 32(9): 920–4, PMID 9299672

“Constipation Management and Nurse Prescribing: The importance of developing a concordant approach” (PDF).

Wikipedia: Bristol Stool Scale

SCOE 10X – The Odor Eliminator – for Types 2 through 6 :)

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Funny Med School Graduation Speech

Check out this funny med school graduation speech… He touches on several disciplines and subspecialties, several personality types, and a bunch of doctor jokes. He also makes a serious comment that is right up GiggleMed’s alley – about combining empathy and (appropriate) humor when caring for patients.

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Medical Malapropisms (Chart Farts) by Email

Laugh Your Gluteus Off?
Doctors and Nurses Write the Darnest Things

Chart Farts® are Medical Bloopers from Actual Hospital Charts

We all need a break from the stresses of work in the health care industry or the difficulties in facing serious illness as a patient or family member. Here’s a free service that provides unique Chart Farts® directly to your email – once every two weeks. Sign up for You’ve Got Chart Farts®! today. They’ll all be left wondering why you are smiling. Tell ’em that it’s not gas. Tell ’em that (: medicine is fun again :) ™.

Here’s a small sample:

  • “We will watch her diarrhea closely”… (Whatever floats your boat, Doc.)
  • “He denies any rectal breeding”… (How in the world did they ask about that?)
  • On discharge instructions: “Drink plenty of urine”… (More proof that hospital food should be avoided at all costs.)
  • Indication for flex sig...
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Gas Prices and Chick Peas

Gas prices are soaring, but chick peas are on sale

Gas Prices Are Climbing High
But Chick Peas Are On Sale 

We made this funny warning label from the service offered by this warning label generator. It’s easy to do… no skills needed… and it’s free. Make a funny medical warning label and send it to us. If we like it, we’ll post it. (No patient identifiers, no copyrighted material, and we can do with it whatsoever we darn well please).

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Obese Lady Uncovers ET’s Opiate Addiction

ET's pinpoint pupils in the ER prompt a tox screenET's pinpoint pupils in the ER prompt a tox screen

It has been said by middle school boys throughout the states, that ET’s eyes were so big because he was actually sitting on his own family jewels. That’s all well and good, but what is little known now, is that ET has become heavily reliant on opiates for pain control. Thus, the pinpoint pupils.

This, of course, is another real CT scan… this time, it’s an obese lady’s scan, just below the hips. The femurs on either side make up ET’s pupils.

Got a funny radiology image?… Send it our way. (No patient identifiers, no copyrights, and we can do with it whatever we want.)

Funny Medical Humor Gifts

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New and Improved Medical Humor

Get ready to laugh your glutei off…

Medical humor has a new face. has not only changed it’s look, but also the many ways to reach you. The main site is now in blog format, so you can get all of your favorite health care humor, nursing jokes, and doctor funnies in many different ways…

Because of the blog format, you can subscribe to the RSS feeds to bring the laughter directly to you. Just click on the RSS button in the upper left, on top of the side bar. You can pick up the latest posts in your favorite reader or even on your home page.

The blog format also gives you better organization and an easier time navigating to your favorite content. Browse by link title in the menu bar across the top. Or choose the category you want in the left side bar. Or even use the tag cloud to choose posts by keyword.

There’s also a ton of GiggleMed original medical humor available in social media formats, such as Ning, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Digg, and...

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