Bleached Blonde Moment
Lady comes in for a checkup. Only complaint is of a painful area on the right side of her chest, just below her armpit. No breast masses. Too young for mammography. No family history of breast cancer.
Show me where it hurts, I ask.
She lifts her shirt and palpates around the side of the breast, up under the arm; finally locates the spot. "Here."
I look. "Put your arm back down," I say while still holding the shirt up. "Is it right there at the spot where the underwire from your bra hits?"
Why yes, it was. Fancy that. And she wasn't even a natural blond. Apparently just bleaching your hair for too many years has the same effect.
(Posted with the patient's enthusiastic consent. We both shared a huge laugh from this visit.)