REAL OR NOT — CHICAGO MED: “Natural History” (2×3)

REAL OR NOT — CHICAGO MED: “Natural History” (2×3)

Chicago Med is now on its third episode entitled “Natural History” which shows how the ED staff reveals the mysteries of the patients. This episode starts off when Nurse Maggie brings Dr. Halstead to her family reunion. Maggie didn’t expect her sister Denise to come to the party. You’ll discover something about her sister that will shock Dr. Halstead.

A man named Glenn Simon who got knocked off his horse at the polo ground is rushed to the ED and later can’t speak due to stroke. His heart surgery will lead to tension between Dr. Rhodes and Sharon Goodwin. Will the man with lots of connection be saved by Dr. Rhodes? Let’s see.

On the other hand, some of the nurses notice that there’s something going on between Dr. Manning and Jeff Clarke. Let’s see if how this affects their profession.

Meanwhile, a man who doesn’t speak English is rushed to the ED due to a contagious disease. A pregnant woman named Amanda Kendrick-Dobbs is brought to hospital due to burns. Watch out for a shocking revelation that will put Sarah Reese in a complicated situation.

Characters To Watch For:

  • Denise is Maggie’s sister who is rushed to the ED due to temporary loss of vision. A major health issue is revealed in her tests.
  • Leah Bardovi, a new surgical resident, who applied for residency because she wanted to be trained by Dr. Downey.

Real Or Not Rating: ★★★★  (1 Being the Worst, 5 Being the Best.) 

REAL– How the real world works:

  1. Family history is important when diagnosing a patient. Denise is diagnosed as having prostate cancer. Tests reveal the presence of retinal autoantibodies which means Denise’s loss of vision is caused by the body fighting a tumor or cancer cells. It’s correct when Dr. Halstead asks Denise if she has a family history of cancer because patients are at higher risk of getting a cancer if someone in the family has it. Maggie tells Dr. Halstead that her Uncle Paul has bladder cancer.

  2. Hysterical pregnancy/False pregnancy is possible. Amanda has pseudocyesis or false pregnancy. What’s weird about this is women with this condition have symptoms of true pregnancy. It’s true when Dr. Charles says that anxiety produces hormonal reaction causes physical signs of pregnancy without a growing fetus. The woman’s brain misinterprets those signals as pregnancy and triggers the release of hormones that lead to pregnancy symptoms.

  3. “The answer is always in the history.” When Dr. Manning can’t figure out what’s going on with her patient who doesn’t speak English, she calls Dr. Halstead and asks for his help. Dr. Halstead says that whenever he finds himself in the weeds, he goes back to something one of his clinical attending physicians used to say, “The answer is always in the history.” It means that if you want an answer, you have to check for patient’s history, and track all possible information that will help in diagnosing a patient.

FAKE– Cringe worthy scenes that would never happen:

  1. I didn’t see anything wrong!

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