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Pain can sometimes be difficult to explain and diagnose because it’s unique to the person experiencing it. In order for your doctor to determine the source of the pain and provide a treatment plan, it’s necessary to describe your pain as accurately as you can.
Before talking to your doctor, ask yourself the following questions.
Your doctor will ask you questions like these in order to determine the source and seriousness of the pain. This will help them develop a treatment plan. Thinking through these questions in advance could help you find the best words to describe your pain. Hopefully this will lead to the most effective treatment and relief.
Written by: The Healthline Editorial Team
Medically reviewed on: Nov 06, 2014: George Krucik, MD, MBA
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