Most of your health questions are usually at least slightly awkward, but these 20 questions really take the cake. Be sure to avoid these questions, or phrase them in a different way so that you won’t scare off your doctor.
“Is My Poop Supposed To Be Green?”
This might be the worst question to ask your doctor, and also the most embarrassing. Don’t worry! This is actually one of the most commonly asked questions because it’s the most confusing.
Poop can range in colors depending on what you eat. Different foods, especially ones with dyes, can create a range of colors. Be sure to ask your doctor specifically what is going on with your body, in relation to the food you’re eating and what color it is.
“What’s A Normal Weight?”
This question is more uncomfortable for your doctor. If it’s not a question that is scientific, your doctor doesn’t need to know.
There is no normal weight, there is only healthy weight. Think about your cholesterol and blood pressure when you ask your doctor about weight. If everything is up to snuff, then your personal is a-okay.
“Am I Too Short?”
For guys in today’s society, height is desirable and is seen as being sexy. However, not all guys should be pressured into feeling that height is the only thing that makes them attractive.
There is absolutely no reason to believe that you are biologically too short. Your doctor will just tell you that your genes had something to do with this “symptom.”
“Are You Married?”
Most doctors are attractive on television. Doctors in real life have a rough and intense job that does tend to make a little bit of money. However, this question is just embarrassing and awkward.
If you really need to ask this question, just check out the left hand. If there’s no ring, just let your shining personality make a statement.
“Would You Like To Meet My Daughter?”
Don’t be that mom. Don’t be that dad.
If you have to set up your daughter with a doctor, either bring her in to the office or set her up for an appointment. Think of it as protecting your daughter against disease, but also giving her chance to meet up with an eligible (and employed) gentleman.
“Yellow Toenails Are Fine, Right?”
You might just think that your toenails are nothing to worry about, but you might find yourself asking your doctor this gross question just to be sure.
Wrong. Your toenails are actually a huge indicator as to what’s going on in your body. If they are yellow this could mean that you have diabetes, leg swelling, or fungal growth.
“Is Pizza A Vegetable?
Trying to eat healthy is incredibly hard these days. It seems that buying fresh, organic vegetables costs a fortune, but fast food is only a couple of bucks.
No, pizza is not a vegetable. But, this isn’t one of the most embarrassing questions out there. Trying to eat healthy is actually admirable. Go get it champ!
“Where’d You Go To Med School?”
It’s normal to want to know if the person that is looking after your health knows what they’re doing. We can’t blame you for wanting to know whether or not your doctor is qualified enough to take on your case.
This question is good for your self esteem, but it is terrible for the doctor that is overseeing you. If they weren’t qualified to take on your case, they wouldn’t be the one taking care of you. Trust your doctor and your hospital.
“Have You Killed Anyone Before?”
If you wanted to know the rudest question of all time to ask your doctor, this would be it.
This question is embarrassing and rude. Your doctor is a trusted professional, don’t let your nerves take the best of you when you are facing a health problem.
“How Do You Tell If You Have Bugs?”
Bugs are the worst. They are the worst outside, in your apartment, or on your body. If you ever think that you have bugs on your, like lice, best check with your doctor.
The best answer for this question that you can get is from a trusted professional. If you or your child experiences itching behind the ears, best go to the doctor. This could be a sign of lice.
“Back To My Poop, Is Red Okay?”
Back to the color game! Don’t worry if it’s a one time thing, however, this color might present some serious problems.
Red is the color that you’re going to want to avoid. Red could mean that you are suffering from internal bleeding, if it is accompanied by severe stomach pain. Be sure to talk honestly to your doctor and figure out why you’re experiencing red in your stool.
“Can You Give Me Those Pills That I See On TV, You Know?”
“Those pills” is not an accurate description for any type of prescription medication. While you are trying to avoid embarrassing questions, when discussing medication you need to be sure to be incredibly specific. This will also help when you are trying to accurately treat your symptoms.
Those television pills are not as reliable as what the doctor might prescribe. The purpose of those commercials on television is merely to sell stuff. You might find more relief with a prescription that your doctor recommends versus what you see the most frequently on television.
“Can Sex Cause Pinkeye?”
Any question that involves sex is extremely personal and can lead to a little awkwardness with your doctor. Be up front and remember that sex is, in all reality, a basic human function.
Yes. Pink Eye or Conjuctivitis can be caused by a sexually transmitted disease or by sex alone. However, pink eye can also be caused by allergies, bacteria, smoke, or chlorine. So, don’t worry! You might just have had some smoke in your eyes.
“Is It Weird If I Itch All Over?”
You might just be asking this question because you’re nervous, it’s not necessarily awkward. This is actually a very common question, so don’t be so embarrassed.
Dry skin could actually just be the answer. Along with itching, you might also experience flaking or cracking skin. It’s also caused by a lack of water or by being dehydrated. Drink that water, people!
“Is It Weird If I Itch Down There?”
This one might not be dry skin. If you ever experience anything weird going on in your nether regions, you might just want to take the awkward plunge and ask you doctor about it. There might be something actually wrong.
It might just be psoriasis, but itching down there could also be the sign of a sexually transmitted disease. It could also be tiny mites, which, you guessed right — are bugs.
“Why Don’t I Want To…You Know…Do it?”
When you’re asking about a loss in libido and sexual drive, you might feel embarrassed. Guys, especially, might think that it means they aren’t as into their partner as they once thought that they were. Don’t worry, there is a reasonable response.
A loss in libido might just be from anxiety, a.k.a you’re too worried about how “well” you’ll do. Having performance anxiety when it comes to sex only makes you not want to have it. If you have performance anxiety, the first way to deal with it is by talking to one person: your partner.
“Why Am I Growing A Beard?”
For women, growing a beard is uncomfortable to talk about and to deal with. Women are expected to be perfectly smooth and hairless, but you should know that this isn’t an uncommon question and concern for women of all ages.
A lot of women’s blood cells have high levels of androgen, which is also found in men. This is the reason why some women grow facial hair more frequently and faster than other women.
“Why Can’t I Grow A Beard?”
For men, the opposite occurs. Men in society are seen as adolescent or childlike if they cannot grow a beard. However, there is a definite scientific reason for why men find trouble in their hair growth.
Beards are produced by dihydrotestosterone, which is created by testosterone. If a man has low levels of testosterone, he will not be able to produce the chemical that is required to create a full beard. It has nothing to do with manhood, just chemical makeup.
“Is It Bad If My Gas Smells TERRIBLE?”
The ULTIMATE uncomfortable and embarrassing question. Farts are the worst, but talking about your farts is even more terrible. No matter how bad they might smell. Don’t ask this one.
Farts are created from the food that you eat. When you eat certain foods that contain nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, hydrogen, methane, and sulfate, your farts will smell like those gases. Must explain why beans make ’em smell so bad.
Am I Going To Die Soon?
Not only are you setting yourself up for one of the worst answers that you could possibly receive in your life, but you are also making the doctor answer a completely awkward question. Be more specific on this one.
Well, you’re gonna have to ask all of the other awkward questions to really get the answer to this one.