You Have Something Stuck In Your What? Why Many Visit The E.R.
It may be a surprise to learn one of the top ten reasons many Americans make an emergency room visit. It’s because there is a “foreign object in body.” Of course, my sick mind initially takes this to an embarrassing extreme.
I won’t go into graphic detail, but this fact reminds me of that funny Seinfeld episode. Remember the one where Kramer goes to the DMV for his new license plates? His plates get switched with someone who ordered personalized tags which read “ASSMAN.” So, Kramer immediately believes a proctologist ordered the plates. Eventually, he ends up being correct, when the entire crew visits a proctologist to help Frank Costanza (George’s father) get an object removed from a delicate area on his backside. Here’s the hilarious clip from YouTube and TBS.
Many Americans Make Emergency Room Visits For This Reason
With that funny Seinfeld clip in mind, it’s important to note that “foreign object in body” does not necessarily involve your backside. Obviously, a person can get an object stuck in the nose, ear, or eye. In fact, it could be an item that someone ingests which causes the emergency room visit. That’s according to a new study by personal injury attorneys John Foy & Associates.
However, their study reveals that about 277,000 Americans make an emergency room visit for this reason every year. Those results put “foreign object in body” in the top 10 reasons for E.R. visits. Furthermore, their report shows that the average cost for this type of emergency room visit is $5,000 or more. I guess that means no more corkscrew pasta in the house.
Other Major Reasons Why We Visit The E.R.
By now, I’m sure you want to know the number one reason we visit the E.R. It’s due to unintentional falls. That makes sense. You can do lots of damage to yourself if you are not prepared for a fall. Comparatively, over 5 ½ million Americans visit the emergency room on a yearly basis for this reason.
Other reasons for E.R. visits include unintentional poisoning at number two. Third: accidental impacts from humans, animals, or non-living objects. Fourth: motor vehicle occupant injuries. Finally at number five, accident cuts or piercings.
All I have to say after all that information is: “Ouch!”