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23 July 2012

Embarrassed to go to the doctor?

Smelly armpits, acne on your buttocks. You don't have to travel 40km to another town in order to see a doctor. There are easier ways to handle embarrassing conditions.

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Smelly armpits, acne on your buttocks or the first signs of what you suspect may be a sexually transmitted infection. You don't have to travel 40km to another town in order to see a doctor you are never going to encounter in the supermarket. There are easier ways to handle embarrassing conditions.

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Choose a doctor who is the same sex as you are and more or less the same age; keep in mind that they see naked, and sometimes extremely unattractive, people all day; if you have gonorrhoea, you are probably the third case of the day – in a fortnight they will most probably have forgotten who you are; remember that the doctor is bound to an oath of secrecy – he/she may not discuss your condition with anyone; go first thing in the morning, otherwise you have the whole day to “obsess” about the prospect; and don’t lie about what your symptoms are or what you have been doing. 

 
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