Any tips on how to talk to your MD if you suspect you have ED and are too embarrassed to bring it up?

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Answered by Ira D. Sharlip, MD

Most doctors do not ask about sexual function, so you have to bring it up. Just be forthright and honest. You can say, "I have an embarrassing problem I'd like to talk to you about," or "I have some questions about sexual function. Do you know of a doctor who can answer my questions?" Another way is to say, "I have read that ED is very common. I think I may have some of the symptoms. May I talk to you about this?" Your doctor is there to help. There is nothing you should be too embarrassed to bring up, especially if you have concerns.

Published on Feb 20, 2015

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Answered by Ira D. Sharlip, MD

Most doctors do not ask about sexual function, so you have to bring it up. Just be forthright and honest. You can say, "I have an embarrassing problem I'd like to talk to you about," or "I have some questions about sexual function. Do you know of a doctor who can answer my questions?" Another way is to say, "I have read that ED is very common. I think I may have some of the symptoms. May I talk to you about this?" Your doctor is there to help. There is nothing you should be too embarrassed to bring up, especially if you have concerns.

Published on Jul 11, 2012

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