Mom brings in her 2 year old child at 11:30 PM last night after she noticed a lump to the child’s kugelsack (“kugel” = “ball” in German – check out the video at the link before it gets pulled down) two days ago while bathing him. Ended up being a small hernia. No big deal.
Why did she wait until 11:30 at night? She was working until 11:00 PM and brought him right after work. OK, seems reasonable.
Why did she bring him to the emergency department on a Saturday night instead of taking him to their primary care physician on Monday? She got freaked out after talking to co-workers.
One told her it was probably cancer.
Another told her that a friend’s child had a blood vessel burst in his penis and nearly died.
A third told her that it may be a congenital malformation where urine is leaking into his scrotum and could lead to kidney failure.
Note to parents: Diagnoses made by non medical personnel who haven’t examined your children are worth just a little less than what you pay for them.