I don't know how it happens but it happens often, I start having a conversation with someone and somehow the subject about what my husband does for a living comes up and when I say he is a Doctor I get a medical question. Note I am not a Doctor and we already discussed that I am a SAHM and that before that I worked in as an office manager, nonetheless I hear a:
"my thyroid levels are high but my medication should control it, right?"
"I keep feeling a pain in my knee after I work out, what could that be?"
Ummmmm.... hmmmmm..... ughhhhhh....how the heck should I know?
I guess they figure out by my blank stare that I have no idea what the answer to their question is and then the conversation steers away to something else, although sometimes in the worst case scenarios they proceed to ask me if I could ask my husband for them and that is simply awkward. I don't mind this kind of thing when it comes from friend's and family the thing is it usually isn't friends and family but practically complete strangers who ask me.
Maybe I should dedicate any spare time to reading the New England Journal of Medicine so that I could be better prepared for those moments, but be warned you should not take any medical advise coming from me.