Answering Diagnostic Questions
The doctor relies on you to give him/her as much information about your problem as you can. The following conversation gives examples of diagnostic questions a doctor may ask you.
Doctor: Where does it hurt?
You: It hurts in my stomach
Doctor: What seems to be the matter?
You: I have a stomachache.
Doctor: Does it hurt here?
You: No, lower.
Doctor: Can you tell me what happened?
You: I woke up with stomach cramps.
Doctor: How long has this been bothering you?
You: It started yesterday. I thought if I stayed home it would go away.
Other Diagnostic and Treatment Methods
Doctor: I'd like to take a blood test.
Doctor: I'd like to take an x-ray to see if the bone is broken.
Doctor: I'm prescribing this medicine.
Other Questions or Comments from the Doctor
Doctor: Are you taking any medicine right now?
Doctor: Are you allergic to any medication?
Doctor: If you don't feel better in a couple of days, give me a call.