It is an Awkward Topic
TeenHealthFX realizes that this is an uncomfortable topic for you, but what you have to recognize is that it is not uncomfortable for your doctor. He/she is going to look at this as a symptom that needs to be addressed. Most doctors can sense when a patient feels uncomfortable and do her/his best to put the person at ease. If you think you will have a hard time getting the words out, then write down your symptoms and hand them to the doctor. It is so important that you give the doctor all the relevant information so that she/he can make an accurate diagnosis and determine a course of treatment if needed. Your doctor may ask some follow up questions but all you have to do is just answer them directly.
Once you know what the problem is and what to do, you will feel so much better. If you think it would help, bring a friend along for support. All they really need to know is that you have a doctor’s appointment and didn’t want to go alone.
If you don't have a doctor and live in northern New Jersey, you can call the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health in Morristown 973-971-6475 or the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health in Summit at 908-522-5757 for an appointment. Outside this area contact your local teen health center or Planned Parenthood