Questions to Ask Your Doctor
Note: We recommend that you consider using this page as a reference for your consultation with your doctor.
Important Reminder: Establishing an accurate diagnosis is key to proper treatments. You are the most important person in this process by accurately describing to your doctor the character, location, duration, and time of onset of your symptoms. You should also inform your doctor about vitamins, herbs, and medications you are taking. For example, long-term use of certain vitamins and non-prescription medications may be the cause of your abnormal liver tests; magnesium-containing antacids and supplements may be causing your diarrhea; certain blood pressure medication can be the reason for constipation.
Reference: Kasper et.al., Harrison's Manual of Medicine; McGraw Hill, 2005.
Last Editorial Review: 9/28/2009
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