Check Tha’ Tissue

Problem: Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) can be associated with GI tract damage including gastritis, ulcers, and potentially fatal bleeding. This association is not necessarily common knowledge among non-medical types (or Muggles, as they are sometimes known in the doctoring community).

Problem: ZDoggMD has dreamed of being a gangsta rapper all his life but fate kept delaying the inevitable dropping of mad rhymes. Fate, and the general wackness that comes with being (off) white, suburban, and…uh, well, a doctor.

Problem: ZDoggMD’s pal, Samix the DJ from San Diego, has a supernatural ability to construct fabulous beats out of seemingly thin air, and said beats were laying fallow in his basement.

SolutionCheck Tha’ Tissue, my first musical joint.

By way of explanation for my Muggle homies, the title refers to the importance of watching for signs and symptoms of gastrointestinal bleeding while taking NSAIDs (which include aspirin, motrin, advil, ibuprofen, naprosyn, aleve, and indomethacin, among others). One should check the toilet tissue for telltale signs, such as black stool (a sign of bleeding high up in the digestive tract, common with ulcers and inflammation of the stomach lining). “The foul black stool we call melena”. A physician should also check tha’ tissue lining the GI tract with an endoscope if such evidence of bleeding is present. Check Tha’ Tissue: multiple levels of profundity and hence the perfect title for a wack rap about bleeding from your arse.

Dr. Diego (who plays the afflicted NSAID user and tissue-checker) kindly let me use his ’94 Corolla for the purpose of Ghost Riding in the parking lot of a major sports stadium in San Francisco. My mother, having seen the video on YouTube, disapproved of this to the degree that she almost 5150’d me (she’s a shrink, and does indeed have the ability to place me on a 72 hour hold…my teenage years were fun). Ghost Riding the Whip is easy: put the car in drive, hop out, hope to Zeus that you can hop back in time to prevent the jalopy from Ghost Driving into the Bay. Now THAT video would have gone viral.

If I get enough requests, I’ll post outtake footage on this blog that didn’t make it into the final cut. Dr. Harry does some gymnastics that threw his back out, and Dr. Diego’s breakdancing led to severe shin splints. Look, nobody said a gangsta’s life was fun.

Check Tha’ Tissue: The Ulcer Rap

 

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Uh, yeah, ZDoggMD

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YouTube\r\nSamix dropped the beats\r\nNurse, another bag of normal saline for the ladies at the bar\r\nAnd pour some out for the GI bleeders who didn’t make it\r\nWord to the ICU

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ZDoggMD, board certified to be, the #1 doctor on the mike, you won’t see\r\nAnother MD like me, an O.G. who nearly O.D.’d on med school, it’s Doctor Z\r\nComin’ direct to check the med rec and drop some truth on some meds that can wreck\r\nYour gut if you aren’t aware, I ain’t trying to scare, I’m just trying to share\r\nCause I care

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About the N to the S to the A-I-D-S\r\nMotrin, ibuprofen and the rest\r\nOf the class known as Non Steroidal\r\nAnti Inflammatory Drugs, the little slugs\r\nThat people take, for their aches and pains\r\nThey don’t realize the strains\r\nThat these meds put on the stomach lining\r\nIt ain’t whining\r\nI’m just depicting and defining and further outlining the type\r\nOf damage pain killers do\r\nBreaking down the gut mucosa through and though, forming an ulcer and the blood\r\nIt begins to spew\r\nA tarry black goo\r\nOut the rectum\r\nWrecked him? It damn near killed him, G!

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So when you check in the bowl, that’s what I’m smellin’ ah\r\nThe foul black stool we call melena\r\nCause when an ulcer in the stomach starts to bleed real fast\r\nWe take an endoscope and POP A CLIP IN THAT ASS!\r\nSo unless you wanna swallow that scope I suggest\r\nYou pay attention to these rhymes that are dope, and then lest\r\nYou be at higher risk if you use aspirin\r\nOr steroids, or blood thinners\r\nQuit multitasking!

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If you already have ulcers you’ll just make em worse\r\nAnd your next ride could be a hearse\r\nWhich is why for these patients we choose tylenol\r\nCause when your bleeding out your ass you ain’t smiling, y’all\r\nSo now you know about the whole ulcer issue, if you died then we’d miss you\r\nWhen you wipe, check tha’ tissue.

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Check tha’ tissue, G.

  • This music is very amusing but yet very informational. Aside from the fact that you were enjoying the music and the beat itself you are also learning with the message of the song. It’s lyrics talks about the danger of taking non steroidal drugs or (NSAIDs). Thank you doc for sharing your talent and also for this informative music.\n\nNancy\n\nBlog: Four encastrable pas cher 

  • andy b

    this must be a parody of a SNOOP song. But which one? I especially love the little dog jumping up and down in the beginning similar to the hip hop dogs in the beginning of their videos. Your attention to detail is awesome

    • Snoop influenced, my friend, but an original believe it or not. That dog is named Vinnie and he is the biggest gangsta in the vid, for real tho.

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