Some days we all should take conscious efforts to say thank you to doctors and nurses as their jobs are pretty intense.

Also, thanks to a Reddit user who posted the question: What is your "they never taught us this in school" moment?

Many funny yet shocking on-the-job experiences of medics were shared. Here are 15 of such instances. Enjoy!

Actual Humans For Rectal Practice

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15 Intense Moments When Medical Practitioners’ Textbooks Weren’t Useful - Buzz

This one person talked about his friend in medical school who got taught rectal examination on a real person that was paid for the hour.

Must be a new way of doing things as the instructor made sure to note that he wasn’t trained that way.

Cat Piss

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15 Intense Moments When Medical Practitioners’ Textbooks Weren’t Useful - Buzz

We bet no one prepared this doctor for the home experiences like this one time. The doctor almost got dizzy from the cat pee stench. Apparently, the lady had 25 cats that she didn’t let out because she was scared of coyotes eating them, and so she let them pee indoors.

Another Rectal Case

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15 Intense Moments When Medical Practitioners’ Textbooks Weren’t Useful - Buzz

Okay, another rectal situation from one of the respondents was realizing that sugar can be used to put a prolapsed rectum in order. A little sprinkle, a little drawing of liquid from the rectum tissues and then a little push puts it back in good shape.

Gross

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15 Intense Moments When Medical Practitioners’ Textbooks Weren’t Useful - Buzz

One thing you might never find in the medical textbooks is this gross situation that involves poop.

“When your patient has a shit the size and shape of a football stuck in their butt, and you have to use your finger to delicately scoop it out.”

Hospital Sex

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15 Intense Moments When Medical Practitioners’ Textbooks Weren’t Useful - Buzz

So many years of medical school and no one ever mentioned to medics that there just might be patients having sex in the bathroom.

Remember The Bed Pads

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15 Intense Moments When Medical Practitioners’ Textbooks Weren’t Useful - Buzz

We hope no one is eating at this moment, as another poop situation would gross you out

“When your patient has a shit the size and shape of a football stuck in their butt, and you have to use your finger to delicately scoop it out.”

Take Care Of You

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15 Intense Moments When Medical Practitioners’ Textbooks Weren’t Useful - Buzz

This case is gold! Many people in the health field are trained to look after their patients and in the process forget to care for their health. Doctors and nurses might seem like superheroes, but they are humans too.

More Than Just Fists

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15 Intense Moments When Medical Practitioners’ Textbooks Weren’t Useful - Buzz

In case you thought your fist was just for boxing or flexing, there’s more to the fist if you are in the medical line. This one person had to put his fist through a patient’s left lung to give the patient CPR.

Dead People Fart

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15 Intense Moments When Medical Practitioners’ Textbooks Weren’t Useful - Buzz

You thought horror movies were scary? Well, wait till you are in a room with dead people and you hear one of them fart, just as this person’s experience. And it just had to be in the middle of the night while he worked alone.

How To Fix A Fake Eye

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15 Intense Moments When Medical Practitioners’ Textbooks Weren’t Useful - Buzz

So, someone else mentioned the case of trying to clean a fake eye of a patient. The issue was not removing it to clean it, but trying to put it back as it was never taught in medical school. We hope the doctor figured it out soon enough before something went wrong.

Labor Revelation

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15 Intense Moments When Medical Practitioners’ Textbooks Weren’t Useful - Buzz

If you are thinking of going into the labor ward to see just blood, water and the crowning of a baby's head, be prepared for more. There could be poop and pee as well in the mix. The gloves are known to really multitask.

Casting Demons

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15 Intense Moments When Medical Practitioners’ Textbooks Weren’t Useful - Buzz

Doctors and nurses might seem like deliverers, healers, caregivers, and superheroes, all in one, but when a patient asks if you can perform an exorcism for her to dispel all the evil in her haunted house, what then do you do?

The Poker Face

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15 Intense Moments When Medical Practitioners’ Textbooks Weren’t Useful - Buzz

If you ever need to meet the professional poker face givers, then you might want to walk up to a hospital and ask for the sonographers. Their job is not to deliver the news of what they see on the screen, so the straight face comes in handy.

A Poop Of Gratitude

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15 Intense Moments When Medical Practitioners’ Textbooks Weren’t Useful - Buzz

As gross as poop might seem, nobody ever prepared this nurse that someday in her line of duty, she would be so excited to see the patient poop. She went further to hug the patient and celebrate the little man in the toilet.

There Are Criminals As Patients

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15 Intense Moments When Medical Practitioners’ Textbooks Weren’t Useful - Buzz

Then to the horrific and dangerous times. As much as patients might seem helpless and in need, medics have to be extra careful. This time an HIV patient tried to infect staff members by exposing them to his fluids. Wow!

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