So I came to study at a cafe with one of my best friends and his girlfriend to study for the night (yes, I was third wheeling it). Anyways, during our study session I noticed a man sitting in one of the booths with an unusual growth on the side of his face. It was significantly noticeable and I pointed it out to my friend. I know it’s rude to stare and point… but I wasn’t doing it in a rude way.. I was just really interested in what it was and what it possibly could be. I just wanted to ask him what the diagnosis was, but that might’ve been too much, so instead I did some research online and found out that it probably is a parotid tumor (its a salivary gland), and read about the different ways to surgically remove it.
I was dying to know what it was… I know medical students diagnose themselves with the craziest things all the time (new knowledge = new possible disease that you might have), but do you guys ever just look around and constantly diagnose people on what they might have??