Are You Embarrassed To Talk Honestly With Your Doctor

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  1. paynter2

    paynter2 It ain't over Millennium Member

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    I generally see a Nurse Practitioner. If something serious is involved she'll send me to a specialist. I talk about everything with her - and I mean everything. I've been through so much medically that there is nothing secret about my body.

    She is incredibly hot. Beautiful. Small with a really nice, 'work out' body. I thought she was about 25yo until she told me one of her daughters was going to graduate high school that year! Lord I'm getting old.

    She's a good 'friend' in the sense that I feel comfortable talking about anything with her.
     
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  2. clancy

    clancy Oh, for a muse of fire

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    My doctor is a woman, and I have no problem talking to her about any health issues. One time during an appointment she prefaced a question with saying "I hope you don't think I am getting too personal" to which I replied "You did a digital rectal exam on me last year, you can't get any more personal than that". I even made her blush!


    And no, I did not enjoy it, though I did want a cigarette afterwards.
     
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  3. 686 AR15 G17Fan

    686 AR15 G17Fan

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    I had this very conversation just yesterday with a female friend who is a nurse. The reason they do that is so they can refer back to their notes the next time they see you. They're ONLY doing it because they're trying to take care of you and there's now way in hell they'll remember anything you said when you see them again in 6-12 months.
     
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    686 AR15 G17Fan

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    That's the old joke...….

    Man tells his friend he has a serious pain somewhere. His friend suggests he go to a doctor. Man says he would, but won't, because they might find something wrong.

    I came within a hair of being on the brown side of the grass because of similar thinking. Never again !
     
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  5. BigBluefish

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    Considering where doc's have had to put their hands and ... probes, I would much rather have a woman doc than a man. My PCP is a woman. I have no qualms about discussing things with her, whatever they are.
     
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  6. ReaPer105

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    My Doc is in his 70's. I've been a patient for over 40 years. I can tell him anything. In the last few years he has gently asked if the "plumbing" was OK. I think he was asking if I needed Viagra. I told him it's all still good but I won't hesitate to ask if/when the need arises.
    I will hate to see him retire some day.
     
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  7. Sniff

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    After going through several rounds of surgery and other procedures for bowel cancer in the last couple of years, there's no way I would keep anything from my doctors, or even nurses.

    As to being shy, I've had bed baths, been showered and even shaved by both male and female nurses and HCAs (Health Care Assistants) Had my colon irrigated twice a day by male and female nurses. Plus many, many close examanations.

    Been digitally examined my male and female doctors several times. It's all the same to me.

    I talk about guns with my surgeon on occasion. He's into hunting and brought a new 7mm-08 a year or so ago.
     
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  8. PennsWoods

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    I dont lie to them because there's no reason to ask their help if you're going to lie. Same with the police.

    Also I've seen what medical professionals can do to make someone's stay less than enjoyable when they have it coming. It isn't pretty. Many sizes of needles can accomplish the same goal and many different possible injection sites to choose from. They'll get the truth and courtesy from me!
     
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  9. Borg Warner

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    I had an impacted stool once and I was embarrassed to talk to the nurse about it but not the doctor.
     
  10. larry_minn

    larry_minn Silver Member Millennium Member

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    Sadly I was timid in college. I had a impact to my package. Went to campus clinic. Lady Dr. I had scuba dived with... AND a cute female med student.
    I was embarrassed to have them handle me, kept thinking “don’t get a boner”. Later found out she was going thru divorce at the time.
     
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  11. nam02G

    nam02G First throwing ax bullseye.

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    Well, even though I have very long arms they still aren't long enough to do that when the urologist is going that particular exam. Besides, I'm facing the wrong way.
     
  12. Gixxerjoe04

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    Not really, my problem is being immature/trashy, if they ever ask about my wiener or balls, I’d rather call them that instead of the technical terms they use haha
     
  13. E-2-E

    E-2-E Long Trail

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    I should add that it’s mostly being asked questions now, very little touching for my yearly physical.
     
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    MB-G26 Ornery & Irreverent Lifetime Member

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    My current PCP - "trust" within reason.
    Any other practitioner: (M.D., R.N., L.N.P., etc) case-by-case basis only and subject to rigorous scrutiny (except The Tim - that would be a hands-down "yes".)
     
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    My doctor's awesome. He does 90% of all tests in office. He's a conservative. All patient files are paper; no computers. He says he wants no hackers in his files.
     
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  16. MAG40 Student

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    I'm with you. Except I tell people there are three people to whom they can never lie: their lawyer, their doctor, and their accountant. Lie to them, they cannot help you.

    Mrs. MAG40 and I have forged solid, years-long friendships with all three of ours.


    P.S. Our doc says the standard practice among physicians is to double what their patients say is their level of alcohol consumption. Consequently, when I have to see a specialist for something and am asked about consumption levels, I preface it with, "Years ago my internist told me that M.D.'s double the figure their patients give, but the number I'm going to give you is the ACTUAL amount . . ."
     
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  17. Hannie Caulder

    Hannie Caulder Diva extraordinaire

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    Years ago I asked my doctor if he ever got tired of looking at people who didn't take care of themselves. He said no, it's just like being a mechanic. They all look the same under the hood, whether it's an old Ford or a Ferrari. We both had a good laugh at that one.

    Now when I have a check-up he asks me "So how is the Ferrari running?" LOL.
     
  18. 1eyedjack01

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    Lie to my Doctor? No freaking way. Why would any sane person play the game "guess what's ailing me" with your Doctor?
     
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    Used to be embarrassed. After having a bunch of tests and exams and cameras put everywhere you can imagine, it doesn't bother me anymore. They can tell me to strip and spread my cheeks on the corner of Broad and High and I would drop my pants. I am just another A-hole to them.
     
  20. G30SF/F-250

    G30SF/F-250 Pinky Out Platinum Member

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    Once I told a doctor about some crazy sex stuff.

    He immediately had me checked for STD’s.
     
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