6 Problems You Shouldn’t Be Ashamed to Talk About With Your Doctor

There’s hardly any person in this world that wouldn't have some kind of illness at least once in their life. It’s normal that we can have diseases. A responsible attitude to your own health means reacting to any signs of discomfort and visiting a doctor if those signs bother you too much. There’s always a cause for any abnormality that takes place in the human body.

A problem may appear anywhere. Sometimes it may be very delicate that can make shy people be ashamed even to talk about it. Silent suffering will only make it worse. Besides, these may be the signs of really dangerous diseases. This is why you should never think that something happening in your body is worth shaming - it’s a matter of your life and health.

Let’s observe the most delicate problems that usually make people be ashamed to tell anyone, even the doctor. This shame shouldn’t be an obstacle to take care of yourself and needs to be put aside, for your own sake.


We all sweat; it’s a normal body function that plays an important part to keep a stable temperature and drive toxins away from the body. But some people sweat much more than others. It can just be your individual thing, but it may also mean a hormonal imbalance, infection or even cancer, so don’t be shy to get diagnosed.

Painful bowel movements

Painful defecation may be a symptom of anal fissures, hemorrhoids or even anal cancer. Sometimes we may have that pain due to constipation or gas buildup, but if it doesn’t stop, ask for a doctor’s appointment.

Bad smell from genitals

If not caused by poor intimate hygiene, an abnormal smell of genitals most likely means an infection. In this case, you should not only visit your doctor but, depending on the result of the exam, possibly have STD testing. If it’s not an STD, you may need a PID treatment or antifungal therapy, possibly with antibiotics.

Gas and bloating

Very often, it isn’t dangerous and is a result of fast eating and swallowing much air.  But if it happens regularly together with other discomforting symptoms (like painful bowel movements, diarrhea, etc.), you should visit a doctor.

Urinary incontinence

It may happen in situations that involve abdominal pressure (coughing, sneezing, weight lifting, etc.) or without them. This disease is very often connected with stress, so don’t be surprised if your doctor will recommend you to consult a psychotherapist too.

Sexual dysfunction

Although this problem isn’t lethal, it is dangerous for a patient’s mental health. Such problems as erectile dysfunction, dyspareunia, vaginismus, etc. cause problems in relationships and self-esteem. This may cause severe depression. Maybe psychotherapy will reveal some hidden childhood trauma and work on it to help you put your life in order.

As you can see, there are no disturbing symptoms that will just disappear and won’t bring any consequences. Solving your problems is nothing to be ashamed of. It’s worth being proud of - taking care of yourself like an adult should do. Stay healthy and don’t hesitate to ask for help if you need it.

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