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National Awkward Moment’s Day: Urology is Not as Awkward as You Think

National Awkward Moment’s Day: Urology is Not as Awkward as You Think

Posted on: 18 Mar 2022

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Urology may seem….well…awkward. It can be awkward to talk about for some people as certain conditions may make people more embarrassed in their daily lives. Do you have a urinary tract infection? Do you have an overactive bladder? Do you have erectile dysfunction? While these are just a few conditions, it is natural to feel weird talking to someone about what’s going on. But the more these things are talked about, the more we can break the stigma on how awkward these conditions really are.

We all have awkward moments, right? Well, one way to help make things feel less awkward is to empower yourself within the situation. Learning more about your condition can help you feel more in control by having the information and tools to help you go forward. This can come from talking to a doctor or using resources like those on the Urology Care Foundation website.

Try to find someone you know or trust who has experienced the same condition or may know someone who has. It can be helpful to talk to someone who has a similar experience and that may actually be easier than you think. Many urologic conditions are fairly common. It may just seem like you are the only one because they are not always talked about very often. This National Awkward Moment’s Day, let’s stand together to normalize talking about these conditions.

How does that phrase go? Oh, yeah. “It’s only awkward if you make it awkward.”

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