Abdominal Pain,Age 12 and Older - Preparing For Your Appointment
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
You can help your
doctor diagnose and treat your condition by being prepared to
answer the following questions:
- How long have you had the pain?
were you doing when the pain started?
- Did the pain start suddenly
or develop gradually?
severe is your pain? Rate your pain on a scale of 1 to
- Is your pain generalized or
localized ? If you have localized pain, where is it
- Is your pain
cramping, a steady ache, burning, or a tearing
- Is your pain changing? If so, how?
- Is the
pain constant, or does it come and go?
- Have you had other symptoms,
such as nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, a change in urination, or
- Have you had this type of pain before? If so, did you see a
doctor? How was the pain treated?
- What makes the pain
better? What makes the pain worse?
- Have you recently traveled
outside of the country?
- Have you drunk any untreated well, stream,
or lake water?
- Do you have any
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
May 09, 2013
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