Okay. Admitting you have a sexual health issue is hard. Saying it out loud? Together? Even an experienced doctor? It shouldn't be awkward. Many men do.
Erectile dysfunction is the most common sexual problem that sends people to the doctor. It can signal high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes. If your p***blood *'s flow is compromised, it could affect your heart and other organs.
Because it's easy to lose focus when put on the spot, bring a list of symptoms, concerns, and questions. This will maximise your doctor's time so you can address all your concerns.
Take notes during your appointment to remember details. Ask the doctor if you can record the conversation to listen to it later (with your partner, if desired).
Expect to start it
Sometimes the first words are the hardest, especially if your doctor has a poor bedside manner. Try this prompt: Can I discuss my sexual issues with you?
Overall medical history: Bring or send any paperwork.
How long sexual issues have lingered: After looking at a
calendar, pick some dates.
So what: Identify symptoms.
The problem's emotional impact: Sincere?
Your temporary solution: Doctors aren't surprised by anything you say.
If your doctor doesn't ask, volunteer the info. Share your diet, sleep, and exercise routines. This will help explain what's happening and how to fix it.
You're there for a reason, so spill the beans. Everybody. Dr. Vuu says the worst mistake a man can make when discussing sexual health is to withhold information out of embarrassment or shame. Attend the appointment alone if you want to avoid privacy issues with your partner.
Before you leave, make sure you understand your diagnosis, treatment goal, and what you should do between visits to optimise your sexual health. Dr. Vuu says most doctors will explain a treatment plan and algorithm. If you're unsure what to do next, ask.