Some of us simply hold back in telling our Dr how we are really feeling; like hiding that swollen toe under your sock, or forgetting to mention brand new problems. We need to speak up because some symptoms could be more serious than we think.
Be clear when explaining symptoms…Instead of saying "I feel lously" try to be specific; example, I have had a tingling in my right toe for 2 weeks. Describe as precisely as possible, tell Dr what you have been doing about problem. This makes it easier for the Dr to figure out a diagnosis and your treatment.
Report any tingling, numbness, burning or pain. Sensations in your feet, legs, arms or hands can be sign of nerve damage, or neuropathy. Tell Dr if you are sensitive to the touch and how slight, or leg cramps, or feelings of being off balance. Could be markers of circulation/nerve problems with sores, blisters or cracks that will not heal.
Scale your pain. Use a scale of 1 to 10, where 10 is excruciating pain and l is mild discomfort.
Share even embarrassing symptoms, like frequent urinations, doctors need to know in order to best treat you..
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