SHOCKING Patient Story | It Started With Foot Pain...

  • Published: 20 June 2019
  • Welcome to Wednesday Checkup! A patient comes in complaining of right foot pain and then it suddenly escalates! Bits of information were changed to maintain the patient's privacy. Let me know what you think about this unique story and if you think most doctors would catch this condition.


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Comments • 4 624

  • Nicamon
    Nicamon  23 hours back

    This kinda sounded like a"Dr. House"episode.

    • Deborah DeGraw
      Deborah DeGraw  1 days back

      Oh my Dr. Mike loves his dogs bahaha!

      • TheFrostedForest
        TheFrostedForest  1 days back

        So true, I went to see my normal family doctor when I twisted my foot on the playground at school... he had me lie down when he realized that I wasn't feeling well ontop of that. My mom explained that I was having trouble keeping food down and had little energy as of late but wasn't running a fever. After a couple more questions he checks my blood sugar and has me do a urine test. He had me rushed to the ER where it was confirmed that I was a T1 and my numbers were so bad I would've died in my sleep that night.

        • Mary Conner
          Mary Conner  1 days back

          I love these patient stories. More pls. My grandma has a-fib

          • Jakob BW
            Jakob BW  2 days back

            It started with foot pain and ended with death...

            • Stan Watt
              Stan Watt  2 days back

              Bee vomit is honey LMAO!

              • chill_ harder
                chill_ harder  2 days back

                One of my favorite videos. I had to watch it again. 😁

                • Daniela Achury
                  Daniela Achury  2 days back

                  There is a quote from confucianism that goes like this "“The gentleman considers the whole rather than the parts. The small man considers the parts rather than the whole.” I just thought about this quote when you said that doctors should look at the whole human rather than the one thing that the paticient is complaining about. I never thought too much about this quote and never really thought about what it meant, but it fits very well with this what you said because looking at the whole allows us preform our jobs with eficacy. A person who focuses on the the parts often misses the most important thing.🤯

                  • Lorrie Ruff
                    Lorrie Ruff  3 days back

                    Honey is bee barf, but it come out of a special second stomach. But only after it is mixed with enzymes to make honey. It only becomes honey after it dehydrates. So what ever it is, it comes out the bees mouth. Thank goodness it does not come out the other end. An example of that would be ambergris.

                    • Hello There
                      Hello There  3 days back

                      Dr. Mike PLEASE I BEG OF YOU TO REACT TO CHUBBYEMU!!!!!!!!!!! I need this in my life

                      • Caitlin Kloss
                        Caitlin Kloss  4 days back

                        Dr. Mike and Dr. Hope (Dr. Hope's Sick Notes) need to do a collab!

                        *gets an anime nosebleed just imagining all the hotness*

                        • • Fantasy is my Reality •

                          This had a lot of ChubbyEmu vibes man

                          • Emily Adler
                            Emily Adler  5 days back

                            ok whats the dog toy??? i need to get one for my pup!

                            • JohnnyTheSnow
                              JohnnyTheSnow  5 days back

                              8:39 shamone😁

                              • Uglyoldgamer
                                Uglyoldgamer  5 days back

                                Had something similar happen to me last year, got an antibiotic injection (as preventative due to increased cases of Streptococcus in my workplace) and they did it in my thigh. 15 minutes later I noticed I lost all feeling in my leg at the injection point, mentioned it to the nurse, they brought me into a room and gave me a look over, doc determined it was nothing, but to go home and rest the leg over the weekend (this was on a Thursday) giving me Friday off. Within a few hours I was in intense pain in my leg and swelling took over, I went back to the doctor and they said most likely hit a nerve, but to just keep it rested. After about 6 hours of sweat inducing pain it went away, but my leg was pure lead. Unable to move or bend the knee, and it was rock hard to the touch. I waited until Monday and when it didn't resolve by then I returned to the doctor. They were stumped, but wanted to check me for Deep Vein Thrombosis, and directed me to the clinic nearby. While waiting I was called back to my original doctor, the Orthapedic surgeon overheard the doctor talking about my situation in passing and became concerned and asked me to come in for a Compartment Syndrome test. I had it done and within 30 minutes I was being wheeled into an operating room. I had instant onset compartment syndrome of my thigh, Rhabdomyolysis (with a CK count of over 141,000), in total renal kidney failure, and upon opening me up, I had necrosis on 20% of my thigh. Doctor said I'm lucky it was caught in time because I could have lost my leg. Amazing how something simple can evolve into something pretty significant.

                                • Jake Scar
                                  Jake Scar  6 days back

                                  Has he reacted to Untold Stories of the ER if not can he? I feel that would be interesting

                                  • Ubayd
                                    Ubayd  6 days back

                                    A collab between you and chubbyemu would slap

                                    • lizzymoore54
                                      lizzymoore54  6 days back

                                      THANK YOU for realizing and speaking about a person as a WHOLE being. In today's medical field, we as patients, are being seen as pieces and parts and not as a whole being. This began with specialized medicine. A true physician should always see a patient as a whole being, whether or not they are seeing a " specialist ". Specialist are still physicians and as such should know and understand the whole human body well enough to help their patients even if it is not their " field ". Thank you again for addressing this issue.

                                      • Finde Frieden
                                        Finde Frieden  6 days back

                                        In Psychosis my heart rate was constantly above 100 exept when I was asleep or nobody was at home. But it never dropped below 80 awake.

                                        • Alondrasings
                                          Alondrasings  6 days back

                                          After watching your videos I’d rather stay safe and have you as my doctor

                                          • Bálint Fábi
                                            Bálint Fábi  6 days back

                                            5:19 "Treat the patient, not the desease" Chicago Med

                                            • Patrick Star
                                              Patrick Star  6 days back

                                              pls forgive me but...

                                              I HAVE [0:59]

                                              • chumbuckery777
                                                chumbuckery777  7 days back

                                                Thank you Doctor Mike for your service to mankind. When asked what I do for a living I always tell them, "I live in the service of mankind."

                                                • Josey and Natalie
                                                  Josey and Natalie  7 days back

                                                  Doctors: it’s important to eat healthy

                                                  Mike: *SNICKERS?!?*

                                                  • james maigua
                                                    james maigua  7 days back

                                                    I feel pain in my groin when I erect. ....what is wrong with me doctor???

                                                    • emilyharwood89
                                                      emilyharwood89  7 days back

                                                      My resting heart rate is anywhere between 90 and 120 (mostly around 110). My heart also slows down drastically every time I breathe out. I have generalised anxiety disorder. Is this dangerous?

                                                      • Archit Barve
                                                        Archit Barve  1 weeks back

                                                        I have a question, is there a relation between sine wave and sinus rhythm?

                                                        • Nurse Girly
                                                          Nurse Girly  1 weeks back

                                                          Speaking on the irregularly irregular rhythm, Im a registered practical nurse working in LTC currently and I had this resident c/o of dizziness. Now this resident was often anxious and she was blaming it on an antidepressant. This resident was frail, barely ate or drank either. Now, I dont have much experience with arrythmias or anything but this resident had a hx of a-fib. When I listened to the heart it was beating all over the place just like the patient described. I was like she must be in active a-fib, HR was jumping all over from 90bpm-150bpm. Called family, on-call doctor and well, nothing was done lol. Doc showed no concern and family was just like yeah okay. All I could do was really just monitor the resident, encourage fluids and make sure she didnt get up. Later on the resident fell and broke a bone needing surgery, inside my head I was like theres no way she would survive a surgery. Resident died in recovery. This is why I want to work in the hospital. I want to actively treat medical conditions, I hate watching medical emergencies and not being able to do much for them 75% of the time.

                                                          • The Demeritt Family
                                                            The Demeritt Family  1 weeks back

                                                            Dogs like sceaky toys because it reminds them of killing a same animal dogs and dark

                                                            • Rachel Manning
                                                              Rachel Manning  1 weeks back

                                                              This is so true! I also hate it when GPS are like, oh I might of thought you had xxx but you’re only 23 so I’m not gonna check

                                                              P.s. I love Bear and Roxy, and I love Bears name 😛, and that artist was crazy good!

                                                              • Daniella Camen
                                                                Daniella Camen  1 weeks back

                                                                I’m a paramedic student Does watching these videos count as studying ? 🤦🏽‍♀️

                                                                • Megan Clane
                                                                  Megan Clane  1 weeks back

                                                                  Does anyone else want Dr. Mike as a doctor?

                                                                  • Jackie Sumiko
                                                                    Jackie Sumiko  1 weeks back

                                                                    8:32 I thought he was gonna dab lol

                                                                    • MrShuntking
                                                                      MrShuntking  1 weeks back

                                                                      This happened to me sort of. Started around 1 pm little after lunch. Started throwing up. Just thought I had eaten something bad at either breakfast or lunch. (not one to usually vomit) Around 7 pm still vomiting decided this isn't like me. Drove myself to the ER probably not the brightest idea, but still thought food poisoning and that really doesn't need a 911 call.
                                                                      Get up to the ER nurse and again throw up into one of those disposable cardboard things. She sees the color I guess. Didn't even finish my paperwork that is how fast I got rushed into a room. Doctor is rushed in, IV starts etc etc. Rushed into an ambulance and transferred to a different hospital that specializes in cardiovascular medicine and under the knife all within 20 minutes of walking into the ER. Long story short turns out for the past 6ish hours I had been having a massive heart attack. That left me in ICU at a whooping 26% heart function. Had I only known early the amount of damaged I could of saved myself from had I known what to look for.
                                                                      What I'm getting at Dr. Mike, since it relates to this video and the story you told. Could you do a giant service to you viewers. And do a video about the uncommon signs of a heart attack. Like in my case throwing up a blackish bile. People including myself at the time only seem to know the more common signs for example the arm going numb.

                                                                      • Commenting Duh
                                                                        Commenting Duh  1 weeks back

                                                                        Those drawning are so good

                                                                        • Travis Jones
                                                                          Travis Jones  1 weeks back

                                                                          Man this makes me want to cry due to something similar that happened to me that nobody caught. I've struggle with severe panic disorder and anxiety most of my life and have went to the hospital multiple times thinking j was having a heart attack and really wasnt. Well one time I was at the house and just could not breath. J thought I was having some sort of allergic reaction honestly so I called my mom, she came and got me and we took of to the hospital. We get there and the doctor remembers me and tells me "look you're just having another anxiety attack. Double up on your xanax and you'll be fine". I just knew something was off though. Sure enough walked out to the parking lot and that's all I remember from the on. I was quite young (25ish... I've always had heart problems) so I dont remember what exactly it was called but it was something to do with a blood clot that traveled somewhere it wasnt supposed to go. All they needed to do was on test rather than come to the waiting room and tell me I didnt need to be there.

                                                                          • camilla di gravina
                                                                            camilla di gravina  1 weeks back

                                                                            I love these storytimes! And it's super cute to see how excited you get when opening all that mail/gifts <3

                                                                            • Jess mils
                                                                              Jess mils  1 weeks back

                                                                              Can you do a video explaining the difference between type 1 and 2 diabetes? I've been type 1 since I was a kid and it really bothers me when people mix the 2 up and make rude comments about me eating too much sugar because of ignorance

                                                                              • Awesomedude111
                                                                                Awesomedude111  1 weeks back

                                                                                DAB FAM DAB

                                                                                • Rani Sahni
                                                                                  Rani Sahni  1 weeks back

                                                                                  Hey doctor Mike! I just wanted to say that your videos are so informative and i learn so much from them!
                                                                                  P.S. The bee isn't "Vomiting" the honey..... it has a special 'honey' stomach that converts the nectar into honey✌

                                                                                  • xuximytuxi UwU
                                                                                    xuximytuxi UwU  1 weeks back

                                                                                    I always wondered why when I go to the doctor complaining about my hand, he’d be checking my breathing😂

                                                                                    • Hugo
                                                                                      Hugo  1 weeks back

                                                                                      Why is the bee throwing up?
                                                                                      Maybe because bees throw honey up, that's just how it works.

                                                                                      • Abiral Man
                                                                                        Abiral Man  1 weeks back

                                                                                        Moral of the video: Next time your hand hurts but the doctor checks your heart or lungs, don't complain.

                                                                                        • Kim Cremer
                                                                                          Kim Cremer  1 weeks back

                                                                                          You are an amazing doctor! Way to go!

                                                                                          • dala dadny aldeth
                                                                                            dala dadny aldeth  1 weeks back

                                                                                            Yo pensaba: ¿ y su corbata?
                                                                                            :( y al final se la pone. Jajaja (hahaha) .Que genial, me dio mucha risa. Jajajaja

                                                                                            • GalacticGachaGal
                                                                                              GalacticGachaGal  1 weeks back

                                                                                              Wow. Thanks for explaining. Your channel is interesting, funny, ANDDD awesome!

                                                                                              • Andre Marcos
                                                                                                Andre Marcos  1 weeks back

                                                                                                Dr. Mike what is your specialty? What was your residency for?

                                                                                                • Andrea Ochoa López
                                                                                                  Andrea Ochoa López  1 weeks back

                                                                                                  You may not know this but I really use your videos to practice my English and improve it. Your pronunciation is very understandable and your speed is perfect. Not too slow and unreal and not too fast like just a native can understand it. Thanks for adding subs!! Greetings from Colombia :)