Need medical help for your sexual health problems? Talking to your doctor should be a lot easier. Experts say that around 6 out of 10 sexual health problems are left undiagnosed because men find it difficult to talk about their sexual health with other people.
When to seek medical help
Ideally, you could approach your primary care physician for any health issue that is causing problems for you. Of course, not everyone has the luxury of having their doctor on speed dial, but some more serious concerns would need medical help. Here are some instances where you would have to discuss your sexual health with your doctor:
- If you experience persistent erectile dysfunction that lasts for more than two weeks.
- Pain in your groin that lasts for more than two days
- Blood in your urine or semen
- Tenderness in your groin area
How to talk to your doctor about sexual health problems
It’s never easy to let a stranger know about the most intimate details of your sex life, and it’s normal to feel uncomfortable talking about something that is deeply personal. However, talking to a doctor about your sexual health is important to get the help you need to get your sex life back on track. Here some tips to get comfortable discussing your sexual health with your doctor:
- Don’t bring someone with you. It’s bad enough that you have to talk to a stranger about it, don’t bring someone else into the fold
- Look for specialists. Check out doctors in your area that specializes in Urology. If this is your first time talking to a doctor about your sexual health, then there’s a good chance that you haven’t talked to a urologist before. Talking to a complete stranger may be easier than talking to your family doctor about that one night stand you had, right?
- Be Honest. It’s a lot more comfortable talking about the truth, than talking to your doctor about why you lied about something that appeared on one of your lab tests.
Self-medication is not a good practice. Only take supplements if you are sure that your sexual health problem is not caused by an underlying health condition. Doctors can properly evaluate your health and you can get the right advice and the right solution for your sexual health problem by talking to a qualified doctor.