I have fought with HS for almost 15 years so I can tell you from firsthand experience that it’s worth doing something to help yourself.
When you’ve reached peak discomfort and the doctor is effectively satisfied with how miserable and embarrassed you are, the OB begins to beg you to “please relax your legs”—a request that will be made repeatedly throughout the appointment.
There’s a knock on the door and the doctor sticks her head in. She’s attractive, which means I don’t have to count this as ugly sex.
The bottom line is that this is your body and you should know everything about the person taking care of it. You don’t put up with this nonsense anywhere else, so why tolerate it from your doctor?