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A 38-year-old male asked:

When i call to make an appointment to see a urologist about my erection problem, how do i explain my reason for making an appointment minus the shame?

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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 18 years experience
Don't be ashamed.: Urologists and their staffs are professionals who deal will all manner of male sexual health problems. There really is nothing to be embarrassed about. All appointments and matters discussed are completely private, and are sacrosanct in the doctor-patient relationship. Although saying 'ed' or 'fertility' in the appointment-making process can conceal your reasons, usually direct & honest is best.
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Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Shane in medicine: I understand what you're saying. This is probably the most unrecognized problem in medicine and in life in general. This feeling of stuckness that you cannot express what you want. We want to do something and can't ; that is a feeling of shame. We become ashamed of our bodies and our problems. Doctors and their staff should never make you feel bad about any problem. This is their chosen work. Luck.
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