Men are less likely to seek medical help and this is dangerous

Lack of health literacy, embarrassment and financial concerns are some of the reasons men may ignore their symptoms. PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO
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SINGAPORE – A man in his 20s lived with constipation for six months before seeing his doctor. It turned out he had a large polyp in his intestine that required surgical intervention.

This anecdote shared by Dr Shi Hong Kai, a general practitioner at DTAP clinic, is not unusual.

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