In this post, you will learn how to properly say common medical terms properly.
How to properly say commonly mispronouced medical terms
The word is blood clot, with a “T”. It can refer to a dollop of blood, often seen during one’s period. A blood clot can also form within a person’s vein and lead to breathing difficulty or leg problems. People often need blood thinners after being diagnosed with an internal blood clot. Furthermore, there are factors that can increase a person’s risk of having blood clots in their veins if their family members had them.
The word is vomit, also with a “T”. No further explanation needed.
From the pediatric division: Chicken Pops, Wingworm and Ammonia are actually Chicken Pox (pronounced pocks), Ringworm, and Pneumonia (pronounced New-mo-neea).
The word is mammogram. There is no E. Just mam-O. Breast imaging is super important for cancer screening and early detection.
I think this one is meant to be Colonoscopy, the test to screen for colon cancer where a camera is used to look inside the bowel and remove polyps before they become cancer. Let’s break this one down: Colon-Osco-Pee. Osco like the drug store.
Colposcopy is also sometimes what a person means to say. That is the evaluation of the cervix after an abnormal pap. Click here for more about that.
Drop the sugar, literally, and just say Diabetes, pronounced Die-uh-beet-ease. Or you can just say “I got the Shugah” and I’ll smile because of the nostalgia. It’s as endearing as “The Gout” that my older family members complained of.
The procedure is tubal ligation- pronounced tubal lie-gay-shun.
Yes, it is a state, but it is also a misspelled attempt at “Vagina” that I see in my search terms frequently. There you have it.
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