From the Viagra failure to the sex toy accident that exposes the love rat to the hospital disasters that make ‘It’s Gonna Hurt’ look tame.

It’s NOT often that a show can make you laugh and wince at the same time.

The BBC One series It’s Gonna Hurt follows Ben Whishaw as Adam Kay as he struggles with patients, hospital politics and social life.

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Ben Whishaw plays Adam Kay in the adaptation of the BBC bestseller It’s Gonna Hurt.

Based on the best-selling book by Adam, Doctor Turned Writer, the show combines black humor with moments of extreme stress.

For those in the medical field, the storylines are all too familiar.

Here we reveal their real horror stories, from x-rays to one very messy birth.

Excited Patients

Dr. Ed Patrick Had An Awkward Moment With An Elderly Patient

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Dr. Ed Patrick had an awkward moment with an elderly patientCredit: Hyde News & Pictures

Anesthesiologist Dr Ed Patrick from Oxfordshire says he has had his fair share of awkward moments.

When he was working in the emergency department as a junior doctor, he saw an elderly man who was hard of hearing and fell down.

Ed said, “I had to keep screaming. And, you know, at A&E, you just shared those curtains. It’s not personal at the best of times.

“I said a standard greeting like ‘My name is Patrick.

“And he said, ‘I don’t need a taxi.’ So I was pretty sure he didn’t understand what I was saying.”

He found Sildenafil in the patient’s records and asked what it was instead of looking for it.

Dr. Ed said, “He just said, ‘That’s for an old soldier.’

The younger doctor repeated the question, but the old man answered in kind.

In the end, the pensioner screamed: “THIS IS TO MAKE ME BECOME, DOCK.”

Dr. Ed said, “Sildenafil was Viagra and I had no idea.

“So I walk away from this consultation absolutely shy and just see everyone outside – staff and patients – laughing.”

Dr Ed wrote his book Catch My Breath while working in the intensive care unit during the pandemic.

He says that laughter is the best medicine: “It is a release mechanism that will help you deal with stress.

“All tension must be removed. Because if you don’t, then you’ll just start to burn out and get stressed.”

Both the book and the TV show work in the field of obstetrics and gynecology, which the character refers to as “guys and boobs”.

Soaked during messy childbirth

Piroska Cavell, A Former Midwife, Became Desperate When A Pregnant Woman'S Water Went Into Her Tea

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Piroska Cavell, a former midwife, became desperate when a pregnant woman’s water went into her teaCredit: Oliver Dixon

Former agency midwife and private midwife Piroska Cavell, 55, from Whitstable says a sense of humor is essential for childbirth.

She left obstetrics in 2019 to open her own aesthetic medicine clinic, Clinic Sese.

As a midwife, she says that more often than not, you’re exposed to all kinds of bodily fluids.

She said: “The waters are leaving, and you are covered from head to toe.

“I mean, I was literally standing there with blood running down my face and yet I had to have a baby.

“I had to try to wash myself in the sink with paper towels because the shower didn’t work or there wasn’t one.

“And it’s in your boots, that’s another matter.

“It’s all in your boots and you’re literally squishing – it could be water, it could be blood, anything.”

She added, “I used to have a 12-hour shift and I didn’t have time to drink. And then literally at the last hour I was served a cold cup of coffee from the manager.

“Which I was absolutely grateful for, because I don’t care.

“I put it on the table in the delivery room, and while I was doing it, the woman’s water got right into the coffee.

“I was dying inside. But on the outside, I thought, “Okay, okay. Good’.”

Removing strange objects from the body

Dr. Noreen Nguru Had To Remove Some Strange Objects From The Patients.

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Dr. Noreen Nguru had to remove some strange objects from the patients.Credit: Attached

While most are under no illusion that medicine is a glamorous career, some everyday tasks can make you wince.

In one scene of the program, Adam removes a Kinder egg from a woman’s vagina, which he placed there to surprise her boyfriend.

Dr Noreen Nguru, 32, from East Sussex, recounted a similar experience when she was a junior doctor when a patient came to the emergency room with abdominal pain.

She left the NHS in 2020 to start travel agency What The Doctor Recommends.

She sent for an X-ray, and an older doctor told her that the results were “Akanian”.

She said, “I said I had never heard of Akan syndrome before.

“The senior doctor said, ‘No, I mean a real drink can.’

“We went back to our patient, who was still writhing in pain, and asked specifically about the possibility that a cup might have been inserted into his anus.

Good news to tears

The Nhs Also Often Has Touching Moments.

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The NHS also often has touching moments.1 credit

“He confirmed that he was – we called the surgical team.”

But in the midst of the laughter, there is real heartache, both on screen and in real life.

Scenes show burnt-out medical student Shruti bluntly telling the couple that their unborn child didn’t have a heartbeat.

When the couple breaks down, she calls in her consultant, who saves the day.

One nurse, Lauren Whittaker*, 57, described how working in the emergency room can lead to heartbreaking moments.

With a 20-year career in the ICU and ER, she says she’s hardened, but there were moments that brought her to tears.

One patient was brought in by ambulance with her husband after she momentarily fell into a semi-comatose state in their garden.

Lauren suggested doing a brain scan to find out what was going on.

She said, “They looked at each other and she said, ‘I think I’m finally pregnant.’

Just in case, before scanning the patient, Lauren had the patient take a test, which turned out to be positive.

She said: “They were ecstatic that she was pregnant.

“And then they made a decision about what investigations she should and should not conduct.

“So they did a CT scan of her head. She had a brain tumor.

“I can still see her face and the face of her husband.

“The decision should have been would they treat her and that she would have to have an abortion?

“Because it’s obvious that the drugs she won’t need aren’t safe for the baby. Or are they risking having a baby and she won’t survive long enough? Or the tumor becomes inoperable after childbirth. And that was the option they chose.

“I never found out what happened.

“We were all just in tears. You know, sometimes we can seem cruel. But some things just hit you.”

Fraud Partners Revealed

Sometimes Employees Discover Love Affairs And Cheating Partners.

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Sometimes employees discover love affairs and cheating partners.Credit: Attached

But she says that sometimes there can also be a bit of partner control.

She told how one man walked in with his boyfriend with a sex toy stuck in his ass.

When the boyfriend suddenly disappeared, Lauren asked if the patient could call someone else.

The patient said, “I think someone will have to find my wife – it won’t be easy.”

Lauren said, “Then you should support a wife who is just terribly worried about her poor husband who is in the emergency room now, plus the revelation that just came out.

“This is the most awkward conversation you can have with someone.”

*Names have been changed

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