If you're a hypochondriac like I am, you probably spend a lot of time online Googling things about your body and mind that you perceive as "symptoms" of an illness or disorder, only to find out from your doctor that you're perfectly healthy. But some people swing in the opposite direction, and downplay or completely overlook their symptoms, failing to realize that they have a legitimate health issue. Someone asked doctors/therapists of Reddit to share stories of the "abnormal habits/oddities" that patients mistakenly thought were "normal."
1.) From RRuruurrr:
I had a patient with a cut in his mouth casually say "you know when you're chewing on some glass and...". I had to stop him and ask for clarification. Apparently after he finished a bottle of beer he would just...bite into it? He said he liked the feeling of chewing on the glass. Nice guy tho.
E: To address a request for more context. I was a paramedic student doing a clinical rotation in the ER. Guy comes in complaining of bleeding "more than usual." I dunno if it was a pica thing, but he did admit to frequent and recent prior meth use.