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20 doctors share the dumbest things patients have insisted because of the internet.

20 doctors share the dumbest things patients have insisted because of the internet.

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Being a doctor is never an easy job. But in the era of the internet, people in the medical profession have an added obstacle to deal with: the internet. Thanks to Google, and health websites like WebMD, a lot of patients now feel armed with the information to self-diagnose. But unfortunately, the internet is teaming with false information. And having a WiFi connection doesn't make someone a doctor — if it did, we'd all be millionaires with the money we've saved on health insurance.

Someone asked doctors of Reddit: "What was the dumbest 'I read on the internet...' moment you had with a patient?"

These 20 health professionals share their facepalm-worthy stories of patients who got bad health information online:

1.) From manlikerealities:

When I was a medical student I met a woman who was heavily interested in homeopathy and natural healing, who started drinking her own urine. You can often drink small amounts with no issue, but she was drinking only urine. Urine has a high salt concentration, and she ended up dehydrated with an acute kidney injury.

Sources: Reddit
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