generally speaking, i work in environment that caters mostly to male patients at least 96% of our patients are men. having said that, last summer one of my regular patients, you know the type i'm referring to, came in with a trench-coat in the middle of summer!. needless to say, after he closed the door behind him, he open his trench-coat to reveal a condition known as priapism! that he has sustained for over 6 hours!!! however, he was so embarrassed about it, he was praying that it would go away own it's own. therefore, my question to all of you is, have you encountered any embarrassing illnesses that you had to addressed knowing; that the patient was totally ashamed having to discuss this with you?