A U.K. woman had dentures stuck in her throat for nine weeks – and doctors couldn’t figure out the cause of her discomfort, BBC News reported.
Nermin Keating, 75, who lives with her daughter in Braintree, Essex, swallowed the false teeth in November. Keating, who lives with her daughter, Umit Maddock, saw doctors on four different occasions before the dentures were discovered.
Doctors told Maddock that her mother, who has Parkinson’s disease, had a lung infection, and she was subsequently treated with antibiotics.
Maddock said she mentioned the false teeth were missing, but doctors didn’t think it was possible for a person to swallow them.
When Keating didn’t get better on antibiotics, Maddock brought her back to the doctor’s office – but they kept giving her more antibiotics.
Finally, when Keating started making funny noises, like she was choking, Maddock brought her to her own doctor, who discovered the dentures lodged in Keating’s throat.
Doctors used forceps to remove the dentures, and Keating was put on a liquid diet. She is feeling “much happier,” BBC News reported.
So...multiple doctor visits to incompetent doctors. Damn. Only as a last resort did she take her to her personal doctor.
Why do the biggest morons be the ones we are trusting with our health issues?
The biggest morons are those who vote for these morons to be in office so that they can appoint who our health care providers are at the lowest possible price they can get.
By the time they're done nickel and diming us to death, we are all being treated by Dr. Nick, who doesn't even know that inflammable means explosive.