One of the reasons, amongst several, why Dr Dork endeavours to maintain anonymity, is to facilitate frank, unguarded disclosure and discussion of his myriad of medical maladies.
This is for Dr Dorks own benefit, of course, albeit he hopes that some of his readers find his perspective on being variously on both sides of the consultation of interest.
In the first of this series, Dr Dork broached some of his experiences as a cardiology patient. Dr Dork would like to apologise, particularly to his medical colleagues, who would likely have presumed further discourse of this nature, presumably on the use of transdermal patches in angina.
There are other uses for topical nitrates.
Dr Dork was once prescribed a medication called venlafaxine for depression. This is a type of antidepressant used fairly commonly by psychiatrists. As Dr Dork has mentioned before, however, he is a tad prone to adverse effects with many pharmaceuticals.
Venlafaxine gave Dr Dork two problems.
Firstly, it caused his blood pressure to rise. This is a fairly common event.
Secondly, there were some problems with peristaltic orificial output.
Many days of problems.
When service was resumed, due to the delay in ... egress ... there was, shall we say, some clamouring about the exit.
Someone broke the door on the way out.
As Dr Dork has demonstrated with the above oblique account, many people find it very difficult to broach these types of problems. Even when it is relatively easy to sit on the other side of the fence.
Especially for men, it could be argued. There are some challenges to the male ego that many find rather terrifying. We all know what comes next.
But it is no laughing matter. The causes of hematochezia can be benign, and can be very dire.
In case anyone is unsure, Dr Dork is talking about bleeding out the Rik Mayall. And about changes in bowel habits, to a lesser extent.
Dr Dork grew to love the taste of bran. Or, at least, to convince himself that bran is actually possessed of taste.