Embarrassing Health Chat: The Discussions You Don’t Want To Have But Should

Everyone gets embarrassed at times. But I don’t think there can be anything worse than those embarrassing health issues that anyone of us can be faced at some point in our lives. We tend to act a little sheepish. Avoid the doctors for as long as possible. Google as much as we can about quick fixes or trying to self-diagnose the problem so that you don’t have to say the words. Sound familiar? But while some of them can be very embarrassing to talk about, we also need to be very aware that in the majority of cases we should see and speak to our GP. In all fairness, they will have probably heard it or seen it all before. I wanted to highlight some of the discussions you don’t want to have, but should if you find yourself in this situation.


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Problems with your bladder or bowel


No one likes toilet chat, do they? There is something quite embarrassing about opening up to someone about your bowel movements or how often you urinate. So the best advice would be to know what is normal for you. If you do start to go to the toilet more frequently to urinate, then you may want to speak to professionals in urology to see whether there are any issues such as an overactive bladder. Bowel movements can be a little more tricky, so it is best to understand what might be normal and seek advice when you are unsure. It could be as simple as something that you are eating aggravating your body.


Gynecology issues


Another thing you can feel embarrassed about when it comes to your health is discussing issues regarding your womb, cervix, ovaries, and Fallopian tubes. The problem is that you often can’t decipher whether there is something wrong until you have some form of investigation. A great tip is to consider changes in your menstrual cycle, as this could be an indicator that something isn’t right.


Trying to conceive


Along with issues with your womb, you may not notice problems until you start wanting to use this part of your body and try for a baby. Being aware of your cycles and your fertile days but still not having anything happening for a while could mean there are some issues with your fertility. While it can be disheartening, sometimes issues can be solved. It is not an ideal situation to be in or a discussion you want to have, but it could help change your life.


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Struggling with your mental health


Your mental health is one of those things that we can avoid discussing as we try and avoid and cover up our feelings and thoughts. Anxiety can affect how we live our lives and can even cause us to avoid certain things. Depression is also something that can take over your life. Often it is done with your thoughts, your negative thinking, and your outlook on life. However, communicating the issue can help you take positive steps in the right direction to help arm you with the tools you need to overcome how you feel.


Lumps and bumps where they shouldn’t be


Lumps can appear out of nowhere and in the first instance they can be quite alarming. We are all encouraged to regulatory check our bodies, and to know what is normal for us and what isn’t. So when a lump appears you may be wondering what it is or even fear the worse. While there is a possibility that it could be cancerous, you also need to consider that there are a variety of reasons a lump can appear such as a swollen gland or an infection. Speaking to your doctor and having the chat can put your mind at ease.


Big chest


One female issue that can feel embarrassing to discuss is your chest area and a big problem many females can have is large breasts. Cosmetically, this might be something people desire, but the reality is, they can cause you many issues such as back pain. Speaking to your doctor can help you come up with solutions to this and in some cases, a reduction may be possible.




Finally, if we are coughing we are likely to see someone with a chest infection cure, if we feel unwell we are likely to get antibiotics to resolve any infection. However, there are infections in our bodies that we can choose to ignore because we feel they are embarrassing. Infections in our feet, glands, and areas where we might sweat a lot. They can cause us to feel embarrassed but highlighting the issue will help your resolve it quicker than ignoring it.


I hope that this has made you more aware of some of the health discussions you should be having.

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