Woman leaves doctor in stitches after self-diagnosing herself with prostate cancer
If you’re an anxious person, you might not be able to resist the urge to Google your symptoms when you’re feeling a little bit under the weather.
One woman recently did this after having pain in her stomach.
She initially thought she was fine, but after turning to the internet for some advice on her stomach ache, she became concerned that she was suffering with something much more serious.
The woman, named Jenny Pearce, quickly made an appointment with her doctor to discuss her self-diagnosis.
She arrived at the surgery to request a prostate exam as she was worried she might have prostate cancer – but then, much to her surprise, the doctor just started laughing.
Jenny recounted her blunder in a video on TikTok under the username @adventure_jenny.
She explained: “Jenny had a stomach ache, but she was fine…
“Jenny wasn’t fine. Jenny Googled her symptoms and found she had prostate cancer.
“Jenny actually went to the doctors to ask for tests… The doctor laughed at her because she doesn’t have a prostate.”
She captioned the post, admitting: “This is actually a true story.”
The video quickly went viral, being watched more than one million times and garnering over 89,000 likes.
One person commented: “The curse of what is known was ‘Dr Google’.”
Another wrote: “Jenny I did the same thing at 18. Doctor almost passed out laughing and then explained I didn’t have a prostate.”
A third replied: “Google always says we are done for lol.”
Someone else proclaimed: “Oh gawd love ya! That made me laugh… but as someone who is on the anxious side, I get it!”
A different user added: “My dad had gas once but called the ambulance because he thought he was dying. He farted it out by the time the ambulance arrived.”