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How can I tell my doctor about overactive bladder without embarrassment?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Don't be embarrassed about telling your doctor that you have an overactive bladder. Bladder problems are very common, and chances are that your doctor already has a number of patients who have similar challenges.

Your discomfort is understandable, given the private nature of the problem. But don't let a little awkwardness prevent you from getting treatment for a bladder problem. Just take a deep breath and say, "Doctor, there's something I would like to talk about," and describe your symptoms as best you can. You won't be sorry.
There is no need to feel embarrassed about telling your doctor about overactive bladder. Doctors get these types of questions very often. You can always tell your doctor, "I have an embarrassing problem I'm hoping you can help me with." This will let your doctor know you have a problem and will let the doctor know you are embarrassed by it. This helps the doctor help you in the best way possible.

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