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It’s TMI Tuesday! From ingrown hairs “down there” to erections at the wrong time, The Doctors and special guests reproductive specialist Dr. Aaron Spitz and dentist Dr. Karent Sierra answer the questions you may be too embarrassed to ask.
You Can’t Shock Your Doc
In a recent poll, 47 percent of participants said they ignored a health problem just because they felt embarrassed. “Trust us, you can’t shock your doc!” ER physician Dr. Travis Stork says. The Doctors share their tips for an easier doctor-patient relationship:
• “Be totally honest at all times with your doctor, that’s your job,” plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon says. “Our job is not to be judgmental. There’s no problem we haven’t heard.”
• “Be a regular. Keep your yearly checkups and annual visits. The better your doctor knows you, the better he or she is going to [be able to] treat you,” pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears says.
• “Prepare to strip and bare it all!” OB-GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson says. “I see a bunch of [lady parts] every day. Don’t be embarrassed, this is what we do.”
• “Tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth,” Dr. Travis says. “Share what’s taking place no matter what.”
Changing Your Tune on Type 2 Diabetes
Grammy-award-winning producer and American Idol judge Randy Jackson opens up about life with Type 2 diabetes. Get Randy’s top tips for managing diabetes at www.takingdiabetestoheart.com.