Some types of health problems are easy to talk about for most of us, but there are other issues that many of us feel embarrassed to talk about. However, no matter how embarrassing some health problems health problems may seem to you, they are very important to share with a specialist, so here are some tips from Downtown’s Healthcare in Denver about talking to your doctor about uncomfortable issues:
- Tell your doctor that you are embarrassed about what you are going to talk about – such a simple introduction will help you lighten the atmosphere and it will also help your doctor handle the situation as diplomatically as possible;
- Find a doctor that you feel comfortable talking to – not all medical specialists are able to create an atmosphere that makes it easy for you to talk about your problems, so try to find a doctor that you feel comfortable talking to;
- Use writing – you can grab a piece of paper and write down your problem, giving the paper to your doctor to tell them about your issue, or, if that makes you more comfortable, you can communicate with your doctor via emails in which you describe your problem without having to endure the embarrassment of face-to-face discussions.