Welcome to The Dr. Brian’s Health Show, a weekly podcast where Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler uses his decades of experience in medicine and ability as an expert researcher to provide a light-hearted approach and share health trends popular on TikTok. In this episode, Dr. Brian welcomes his friend and fellow social media influencer, Dr. Fayez Ajib to the show. Dr. Fayez has some of the most memorable and fascinating stories from his time in emergency medicine and he shares some of those today.
What happens when a boyfriend tries to sneak a peek at his girlfriend’s phone? What about another boyfriend surprising his girlfriend with a recently purchased blow dart? And how could a 61-year old woman’s lab work come back with a positive pregnancy? Find out in today’s episode!
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01:06 – Dr. Brian makes an exciting announcement about his upcoming book at https://www.influencedsocialmedia.com
02:33 – Dr. Brian welcomes his friend, Dr. Fayez Ajib to the show to discuss some indelible and unforgettable stories from his experience in emergency medicine, including a sixty year old pregnant woman
04:28 – A stabbing, a love story, and a collapsed lung
12:23 – Dr. Brian recalls a story about the luckiest penetrating eye injury he’s ever seen
15:50 – A pregnant 61-year old woman???
22:17 – Dr. Brian thanks Dr. Fayez for joining the show, teases next week’s episode and reminds listeners about his upcoming book and encourages them to Subscribe, Rate and Review this podcast on RateThisPodcast.com/NoCap
“One of the biggest things that we worry about with any sort of penetrating trauma to the thorax - the chest or the back - especially if it’s above the diaphragm, is lung injury. When you get stabbed multiple times, you can actually develop a pneumothorax, which essentially is a collapsed lung.” (08:44) (Dr. Fayez)
“There’s so many times in the ER where accidental injuries - and even GSWs (gunshot wounds) - where the bullet literally just barely misses the aorta and lands in the spine but in a way that doesn’t cause any injury to actual the spine itself and these patients escape so luckily.” (15:14) (Dr. Fayez)
“I had no idea what was going on. I say, ‘Why is your pregnancy test positive?’ She says, ‘Not only am I sixty-one, but I also haven’t had sex in five years. So, there is absolutely no way that there is any fertilization going on.’” (18:10) (Dr. Fayez)
“In medical school, I remember learning that some tumors do produce beta-hcg, which is the marker we use to check for pregnancy. The good thing about this was it was more of a tumor; it wasn’t metastatic. I couldn’t find anything in the liver, or any other parts of the lung, or the brain.” (20:36) (Dr. Brian)
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Dr. Fayez’s LinkedIn
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