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2022-12-09 4:23:24 AM  
How is being a urologist stressful? They just piss the day away.
 
2022-12-09 4:54:42 AM  
Having been through prostate cancer, I'm quite happy with my urologist.  She's a woman, something you would normally pay extra for.
 
2022-12-09 5:37:23 AM  
Why would urologist be super stressful? I figure firefighters or paramedics or NICU docs or RNs or nursing home employees would have it way worse. I'd say probably half of all jobs involving direct interaction with people would be more stressful, including retail and food service. Nobody ever goes to a urologist for a life-or-death split-second emergency. It's more, "hey doc, it burns when i pee" or "I've had some discomfort recently" or "honest to god I don't know how i got a lego stuck in my urethra." I doubt there are many urologists on standby at the local ER doing triage, even if the patient has a gunshot blast to the dick. The urologist would maybe come in after the patient was stabilized and jam a catheter in whatever was left of it. If the patient died before it got to that point, well that's not anything the urologist has to deal with. That's for the trauma docs and first responders.

Tl;dr: I really doubt urologists have it that bad.
 
2022-12-09 7:30:07 AM  

sensitive yet dangerous: Why would urologist be super stressful? I figure firefighters or paramedics or NICU docs or RNs or nursing home employees would have it way worse. I'd say probably half of all jobs involving direct interaction with people would be more stressful, including retail and food service. Nobody ever goes to a urologist for a life-or-death split-second emergency. It's more, "hey doc, it burns when i pee" or "I've had some discomfort recently" or "honest to god I don't know how i got a lego stuck in my urethra." I doubt there are many urologists on standby at the local ER doing triage, even if the patient has a gunshot blast to the dick. The urologist would maybe come in after the patient was stabilized and jam a catheter in whatever was left of it. If the patient died before it got to that point, well that's not anything the urologist has to deal with. That's for the trauma docs and first responders.

Tl;dr: I really doubt urologists have it that bad.


I think they focused on the wrong disease urology treats there. Prostate cancer screening has gotten way better and survival rates are pretty solid (although false positives can and do occur) the hardest part with it usually is you can't get imaging of it so you're relying on labs and core biopsies that can miss large swathes of the gland. Although about months ago I had a guy who applied for life insurance that was 64, no primary care physician and no admitted medical history who somehow managed to have a PSA of 283 ng/mL (normal is between 0 and 4 and this is a VERY sensitive lab test). How he didn't go 2 minutes without the urge to pee is beyond me.  I had to call our doctors just to make sure it wasn't something the lab could have messed up.  She just said "Oof, this guy isn't going to live to 70." My prior best was an 80 something with prostate cancer and a PSA of 93 that they were just watching his labs because they weren't going to operate unless it spread.

I would think issues like bladder cancer might be more difficult for them.

And where are sone of the other first responder jobs? I find it very hard to believe answering 911 and a non-emergency line is easier than being a urologist.
 
2022-12-09 7:43:01 AM  

sensitive yet dangerous: Why would urologist be super stressful? I figure firefighters or paramedics or NICU docs or RNs or nursing home employees would have it way worse. I'd say probably half of all jobs involving direct interaction with people would be more stressful, including retail and food service. Nobody ever goes to a urologist for a life-or-death split-second emergency. It's more, "hey doc, it burns when i pee" or "I've had some discomfort recently" or "honest to god I don't know how i got a lego stuck in my urethra." I doubt there are many urologists on standby at the local ER doing triage, even if the patient has a gunshot blast to the dick. The urologist would maybe come in after the patient was stabilized and jam a catheter in whatever was left of it. If the patient died before it got to that point, well that's not anything the urologist has to deal with. That's for the trauma docs and first responders.

Tl;dr: I really doubt urologists have it that bad.


Statistically they get sued more than nearly anyone else - by lots, that's about all I can think of
 
2022-12-09 7:47:19 AM  
They could have become endocrinologists instead and pricked fingers instead of fingering pricks.
 
2022-12-09 8:49:50 AM  
In other news 'Urologists have the time to fill out surveys and complain about how hard their jobs are'
 
2022-12-09 8:59:31 AM  
Huh. I always understood that teachers make crap for a salary, subby.
 
2022-12-09 9:00:55 AM  
A stressful job working with a bunch of pricks?

Retail. The sense of entitlement some of these customers have is astounding!

That, and Call Center work.

I've done both in my working career. I don't know if i have the patience and civility to want to do them again.
 
2022-12-09 9:01:23 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: sensitive yet dangerous: Why would urologist be super stressful? I figure firefighters or paramedics or NICU docs or RNs or nursing home employees would have it way worse. I'd say probably half of all jobs involving direct interaction with people would be more stressful, including retail and food service. Nobody ever goes to a urologist for a life-or-death split-second emergency. It's more, "hey doc, it burns when i pee" or "I've had some discomfort recently" or "honest to god I don't know how i got a lego stuck in my urethra." I doubt there are many urologists on standby at the local ER doing triage, even if the patient has a gunshot blast to the dick. The urologist would maybe come in after the patient was stabilized and jam a catheter in whatever was left of it. If the patient died before it got to that point, well that's not anything the urologist has to deal with. That's for the trauma docs and first responders.

Tl;dr: I really doubt urologists have it that bad.

Statistically they get sued more than nearly anyone else - by lots, that's about all I can think of


Easy enough to see how it happens too.

Patient is made aware of the options involved with his prostate cancer diagnosis.
1. Opt out of surgery and die of cancer.
2. Have the surgery, which has a high risk of rendering you impotent.

Patient opts out of the surgery, dies, wife sues the doctor.
Patient gets the surgery, can't get it up any more, sues the doctor.

It's a catch-22.
 
2022-12-09 9:05:41 AM  

PunkTiger: A stressful job working with a bunch of pricks?

Retail. The sense of entitlement some of these customers have is astounding!

That, and Call Center work.

I've done both in my working career. I don't know if i have the patience and civility to want to do them again.


It's been eight or so years for me in retail pharmacy. I get the general public, plus dealing with incompetent prescribers and calling insurance companies.

I am less likely to be sued, though.
 
2022-12-09 9:14:24 AM  

Ghastly: How is being a urologist stressful? They just piss the day away.


Anything beats shoving a finger up assholes all day long
 
2022-12-09 9:15:31 AM  

sensitive yet dangerous: Why would urologist be super stressful? I figure firefighters or paramedics or NICU docs or RNs or nursing home employees would have it way worse. I'd say probably half of all jobs involving direct interaction with people would be more stressful, including retail and food service. Nobody ever goes to a urologist for a life-or-death split-second emergency. It's more, "hey doc, it burns when i pee" or "I've had some discomfort recently" or "honest to god I don't know how i got a lego stuck in my urethra." I doubt there are many urologists on standby at the local ER doing triage, even if the patient has a gunshot blast to the dick. The urologist would maybe come in after the patient was stabilized and jam a catheter in whatever was left of it. If the patient died before it got to that point, well that's not anything the urologist has to deal with. That's for the trauma docs and first responders.

Tl;dr: I really doubt urologists have it that bad.


Ive read that dentists have one of the highest suicide rates in medicine
 
2022-12-09 9:17:39 AM  

Ken VeryBigLiar: sensitive yet dangerous: Why would urologist be super stressful? I figure firefighters or paramedics or NICU docs or RNs or nursing home employees would have it way worse. I'd say probably half of all jobs involving direct interaction with people would be more stressful, including retail and food service. Nobody ever goes to a urologist for a life-or-death split-second emergency. It's more, "hey doc, it burns when i pee" or "I've had some discomfort recently" or "honest to god I don't know how i got a lego stuck in my urethra." I doubt there are many urologists on standby at the local ER doing triage, even if the patient has a gunshot blast to the dick. The urologist would maybe come in after the patient was stabilized and jam a catheter in whatever was left of it. If the patient died before it got to that point, well that's not anything the urologist has to deal with. That's for the trauma docs and first responders.

Tl;dr: I really doubt urologists have it that bad.

I think they focused on the wrong disease urology treats there. Prostate cancer screening has gotten way better and survival rates are pretty solid (although false positives can and do occur) the hardest part with it usually is you can't get imaging of it so you're relying on labs and core biopsies that can miss large swathes of the gland. Although about months ago I had a guy who applied for life insurance that was 64, no primary care physician and no admitted medical history who somehow managed to have a PSA of 283 ng/mL (normal is between 0 and 4 and this is a VERY sensitive lab test). How he didn't go 2 minutes without the urge to pee is beyond me.  I had to call our doctors just to make sure it wasn't something the lab could have messed up.  She just said "Oof, this guy isn't going to live to 70." My prior best was an 80 something with prostate cancer and a PSA of 93 that they were just watching his labs because they weren't going to operate unless it spread.

I would think issues like bladder cancer might be more difficult for them.

And where are sone of the other first responder jobs? I find it very hard to believe answering 911 and a non-emergency line is easier than being a urologist.


I would think crawling around in sewer pipes would be a little stressful.  Especially if u run across a week old foot long cleveland steamer.
 
2022-12-09 9:19:15 AM  

blodyholy: Huh. I always understood that teachers make crap for a salary, subby.


Buying kids school supplies bec rich turds/big business wants their tax cuts doesnt help either.
 
2022-12-09 9:20:36 AM  

PunkTiger: A stressful job working with a bunch of pricks?

Retail. The sense of entitlement some of these customers have is astounding!

That, and Call Center work.

I've done both in my working career. I don't know if i have the patience and civility to want to do them again.


Because they are homo sapien consumeritis.   And bec u are observing them in their natural habitat
 
2022-12-09 9:22:20 AM  

pheelix: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: sensitive yet dangerous: Why would urologist be super stressful? I figure firefighters or paramedics or NICU docs or RNs or nursing home employees would have it way worse. I'd say probably half of all jobs involving direct interaction with people would be more stressful, including retail and food service. Nobody ever goes to a urologist for a life-or-death split-second emergency. It's more, "hey doc, it burns when i pee" or "I've had some discomfort recently" or "honest to god I don't know how i got a lego stuck in my urethra." I doubt there are many urologists on standby at the local ER doing triage, even if the patient has a gunshot blast to the dick. The urologist would maybe come in after the patient was stabilized and jam a catheter in whatever was left of it. If the patient died before it got to that point, well that's not anything the urologist has to deal with. That's for the trauma docs and first responders.

Tl;dr: I really doubt urologists have it that bad.

Statistically they get sued more than nearly anyone else - by lots, that's about all I can think of

Easy enough to see how it happens too.

Patient is made aware of the options involved with his prostate cancer diagnosis.
1. Opt out of surgery and die of cancer.
2. Have the surgery, which has a high risk of rendering you impotent.

Patient opts out of the surgery, dies, wife sues the doctor.
Patient gets the surgery, can't get it up any more, sues the doctor.

It's a catch-22.


The Peter rules all in its domain
 
2022-12-09 9:33:39 AM  
Just found the most stressful job.  No competition

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2022-12-09 9:37:53 AM  
$208,000 for a urologist?  My mother lives in a town in Jersey that's one (1) square mile.   This town has a 20 man police department.  The chief of police makes $220,000.  Urologists have to go to college, medical school, obtain specialized training, complete a residency, etc.   The chief of police was hired straight out of high school.  I think 'urologist' is a just another word for 'chump'.
 
2022-12-09 10:21:24 AM  
It's not the prostate cancer that makes urology a shiat job, it's the ED and micropenises. Every day is filled with guys who open carry and drive giant pickup trucks.
 
2022-12-09 10:50:09 AM  

Linux_Yes: I would think crawling around in sewer pipes would be a little stressful. Especially if u run across a week old foot long cleveland steamer.


These days, they just have a good laugh about it.
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2022-12-09 11:23:28 AM  
My urologist seemed pretty happy, something of a comedian.  During my vasectomy, he cracked, "I'm a pretty good juggler.  If this thing goes south, at least you'll get a good show."

Yeah, I didn't laugh either.
 
2022-12-09 11:30:47 AM  

pheelix: Linux_Yes: I would think crawling around in sewer pipes would be a little stressful. Especially if u run across a week old foot long cleveland steamer.

These days, they just have a good laugh about it.
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The big pipes take bodies
 
2022-12-09 11:31:39 AM  

Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: It's not the prostate cancer that makes urology a shiat job, it's the ED and micropenises. Every day is filled with guys who open carry and drive giant pickup trucks.


PU trucks w truck nutz
 
2022-12-09 11:34:26 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: sensitive yet dangerous: Why would urologist be super stressful? I figure firefighters or paramedics or NICU docs or RNs or nursing home employees would have it way worse. I'd say probably half of all jobs involving direct interaction with people would be more stressful, including retail and food service. Nobody ever goes to a urologist for a life-or-death split-second emergency. It's more, "hey doc, it burns when i pee" or "I've had some discomfort recently" or "honest to god I don't know how i got a lego stuck in my urethra." I doubt there are many urologists on standby at the local ER doing triage, even if the patient has a gunshot blast to the dick. The urologist would maybe come in after the patient was stabilized and jam a catheter in whatever was left of it. If the patient died before it got to that point, well that's not anything the urologist has to deal with. That's for the trauma docs and first responders.

Tl;dr: I really doubt urologists have it that bad.

Statistically they get sued more than nearly anyone else - by lots, that's about all I can think of


Because of Dick fear
 
2022-12-09 12:30:06 PM  
Don't worry, the urologists get their revenge... I was in for something back in the day, and the hospital is a learning hospital, meaning that there could be students traipsing thru. Anyway, I am on some weird torture rack, things stuck all kinds of places, completely naked, like a table that raises and lowers. Looking like Frankenstein's Monster. The door opens, and like 15 college students come sin and proceed to stare for 5-6 weeks. Obviously, I was payback for something...
 
2022-12-09 12:43:26 PM  
<csb>
Had to accompany someone on a visit to the urologists office. We're waiting in the exam room and we hear the urologist in the room next door with another patient. Walls were pretty thin so you could kind of make out the conversation. Urologist had to catheterize an old guy who was surly as hell. Guy was cussing and swearing at the doc. But the best was right at the end when the old guy yelled out, "well, how long to I have to have this goddam thing in my pecker?" I heard a muffled response from the doctor and then the guy started screaming "WHAT DO YOU MEAN FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE?! YOU GET F*CKING BACK HERE YOU F*CK AND TAKE THIS F*CKING THING OUT!" Five seconds later the doctor enter our exam room and was all smiles.
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2022-12-09 12:49:21 PM  
Mine calls himself a "male-brain surgeon"

hee hee
 
2022-12-09 1:14:46 PM  
$200K for any sort of doctor seems really low.  Definitely not worth the med school loans...
 
2022-12-09 4:00:46 PM  

Ghastly: How is being a urologist stressful? They just piss the day away.


A lot dicking around is done awake. You cut the dick off by accident the guy is going to be awake and very mad.
 
2022-12-09 4:15:20 PM  

Intrepid00: Ghastly: How is being a urologist stressful? They just piss the day away.

A lot dicking around is done awake. You cut the dick off by accident the guy is going to be awake and very mad.


More like, "My dick didn't work right after the surgery!"

/spoilers: it hadn't worked at all for years before the surgery
 
2022-12-09 4:23:29 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: Intrepid00: Ghastly: How is being a urologist stressful? They just piss the day away.

A lot dicking around is done awake. You cut the dick off by accident the guy is going to be awake and very mad.

More like, "My dick didn't work right after the surgery!"

/spoilers: it hadn't worked at all for years before the surgery


Yes, but that isn't as funny of a dick joke.
 
2022-12-09 5:28:33 PM  

Intrepid00: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: Intrepid00: Ghastly: How is being a urologist stressful? They just piss the day away.

A lot dicking around is done awake. You cut the dick off by accident the guy is going to be awake and very mad.

More like, "My dick didn't work right after the surgery!"

/spoilers: it hadn't worked at all for years before the surgery

Yes, but that isn't as funny of a dick joke.


Well I wasn't gonna let some dick stop me
 
2022-12-09 10:47:37 PM  
Horseshiat. Obgyn's get sued more and for more. And being a doctor has social status and financial rewards no other job can provide. Try being a 911 operator. 24/7 shift rotations plus hearing people die on the phone you can't help. All the time. That's stress.
 
2022-12-10 8:26:37 AM  

cefm: Horseshiat. Obgyn's get sued more and for more. And being a doctor has social status and financial rewards no other job can provide. Try being a 911 operator. 24/7 shift rotations plus hearing people die on the phone you can't help. All the time. That's stress.


Given how many OB/Gyn's have given up doing baby deliveries over the past decade or so, and how few new doctors are going into that particular specialty, I don't think that's the case any more. And with Roe being overturned, soon enough there won't be enough OB/Gyn's left to be statistically significant.
 
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