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            How You Can Help Your Doctor

  1. Pay attention to your presenting sign(s) and symptom(s).  Pay attention to the location, duration, and character of the discomfort.  Also record what brings the symptom(s) on, what relieves them, and what makes them worse.

 2. List past and current medical diagnosis such as other malignancies, renal failure, hypertension, heart failure, or diabetes.

 3. List past surgeries, diagnostic procedures (mammogram, chest X-rays, CT scans, etc.), and hospitalizations.  Bring all diagnostic films, clinical and hospitalization records, and procedure reports if you have.

 4. List all medications and their dosing information.  You should include all prescription and over-the-counter medications, dietary supplements, herbs, and vitamins.  If you have any questions about the medications you are taking, bring the medications with you to show your physician.

5. List all drug and food allergies if you have.  Describe the detailed symptom(s) (skin rash, edema, etc.) of the allergy to your physician.


 

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