What is with Askmes where a three year old could tell you that the answer is "DOCTOR NOW NOW NOW"?
posted by dmd to Etiquette/Policy at 5:14 AM (160 comments total)
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These seem to be posted all the time, but this recent question
is a particularly egregious one.
What is the explanation? Are people afraid of doctors? Do people not know that the profession "medical doctor" exists? What would cause a person, upon discovering that they have an acute medical condition, think "I will wait a few days and then ask some strangers on the internet" rather than "perhaps I should go to the ER and have a trained professional treat the gaping wound with blood spurting out of it"?
I would not be surprised in the least by a question "I was declawing my cat, and she swiped at me and forcibly circumsised me; there is blood gushing everywhere and I'm feeling weak. HALP ME METAFILTER, what homeopathic remedy should I use?"