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Question how to ask this in layman language?

1.urgency/hesitancy/dysuria (urinary symptoms)?
-do u feel urgent need to pee/urinate?
-is it painful when u urinate?

2. tenesmus/incontinence
-painful on passing stool or should we use the term feces
-soiling ur clothes

3. libido
-interest in sex? or desire for sex?
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1.urgency/hesitancy/dysuria (urinary symptoms)?
-do u feel urgent need to pee/urinate?
-is it painful when u urinate?
Use the term urinate or pass urine
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2. tenesmus/incontinence
-painful on passing stool or should we use the term feces
-soiling ur clothes
You can use the term feces.
You can say "have you ever found feces in your underclothes before" that would work for "soiling"
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3. libido
-interest in sex? or desire for sex?
You can say "how is your sexual desire, any increase or decrease?"
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What about sputum, here people have suggested phelgm, but sputum sounds more like a layman term
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sputum is the medical term while phlegm is the actual layman term
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