I always find talking about certain bodily things a little awkward.
I'm not quite sure why, but I find explaining a rectal examination much more awkward than actually doing one. In fact doing a rectal exam doesn't embarass me in the slightest. There is something intrinsicly awful about explaining to someone years my senior exactly where I am going to put my finger.
I still haven't decided the best way to say it. To tell someone I am going to examine their back passage just seems cringeworthy, but apparently telling someone I am going to stick a finger up their bottom is a little too blunt.
What is the most awkward thing is having to explain to someone you know from school that they need a rectal examination. Then, worse than that, them saying "Well I'd rather you just did it now, otherwise I'll be waiting ages for another doctor."
Mind boggling how much this person trusted me. It must be so weird being a doctor in a small community where this would happen lots.
Dr Sunshine xXx